|Bengals trying to diversify running game|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:47|
Cincinnati had trouble running the ball for long stretches of last season. They failed to pick up 100 yards on the ground in 10 games, including a playoff loss at Houston.
They drafted tailback Giovani Bernard from North Carolina in the second round last week, signifying their determination to fix the problem. The Bengals hadn't taken a running back higher than the sixth round since 2007, when they took halfback Kenny Irons from Auburn in the second round.
The Bengals think Bernard will be a change of pace from starter BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who is more of a straight-ahead runner with limited receiving skills.
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