Did the Cincinnati Bengals Make the Right Move By Bringing Bernard Scott Back?

By Dan Parzych
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The Cincinnati Bengals have been looking for another running back this offseason to compliment BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the backfield and while they were originally showing interest in a few No. 1 running backs–it appears they’re going to be bringing back a former member of the team for now instead.

Cincinnati agreed to a one-year deal with Bernard Scott on Friday after spending the last four seasons with the team. Scott missed most of the 2012 season with a torn ACL and it seemed like the team was finished with him for good, but it appears they’re willing to give him at least one more shot to prove himself.

As crazy as it sounds, this may be the best option for the Bengals considering they’re familiar with Scott’s style of play. In fact, Scott has proven to be a reliable No. 2 running back when healthy–so let’s hope he can bounce back from that knee injury and be a nice addition to the backfield playing alongside Green-Ellis in 2013.

Cincinnati realizes how important the ground game is going to be this season as they not only look to reach the playoffs for the third-straight season, but make a strong run for the AFC North as well. The team certainly has enough talent on both sides of the ball to do so and who knows–maybe Scott is just when the Bengals need on offense to give them an extra boost in the ground game.

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