BenJarvus Green-Ellis

RB / Cincinnati Bengals / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bye 7

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  • by Marty Gitlin |

    RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis working tirelessly to prove his worth

    Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was dumped by Cincinnati before the 2014 regular season. He did not land with another organization. Perhaps the NFL was trying to tell him something. But he has not accepted it. He believes he's worthy of playing in the league and he's trying to prove it. The 30-year-old Ellis has been staying in shape and seeking employment. "Oh, I'm ready," he told ESPN. "I've been training. I call them my 'Green-Ellis two-a-days.' I'm boxing, running hills, doing all kinds of football drills. For five weeks now, twice a day, working out like crazy." Green-Ellis became increasingly less productive as his career wore on. He rushed for 1,008 yards, a 4.4 per-carry average and 13 touchdowns for New England in 2010. By 2013 he was down to 3.4 YPC and seven scores for the Bengals. He could latch on to a team after Week 1, when teams will not have to guarantee his salary for the entire season.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Jason LaCanfora: Several notable veterans could be released

    The release of Bengals former featured back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is not the only significant move that will be made by NFL teams involving veterans, per NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. La Canfora is speculating that the Browns could part with Nate Burleson and that the Jets might let go of fellow wide receiver Stephen Hill. The former has been limited by injury in the preseason while the latter has proven disappointing throughout his young career. Also on the bubble, according to La Canfora, is Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, though he is likely to stay because of the team's possible decision to keep three players at that position.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis shown the door by Bengals

    As many expected, the Bengals have cut veteran running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The performance of rookie Jeremy Hill in the preseason was a motivating factor in forcing Green-Ellis out. Green-Ellis was the team's featured back in 2013, which he finished with a meager 3.4 YPC average on 220 carries, though he did score seven touchdowns. Giovani Bernard has already been pegged as the top back for Cincinnati this season with Hill in line for significant work.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis projected to be cut's latest projection has the Bengals cutting veteran running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis and keeping second-year pro Rex Burkhead instead. Green-Ellis did not play in the third preseason game due to a stomach virus, and he was in for just three plays the week before.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis is No. 3 back

    The Bengals used BenJarvus Green-Ellis as their No. 3 running back Thursday against the Chiefs. He entered after Giovani Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill, gaining 19 yards on four carries. Green-Ellis was targeted once without a catch.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    BJGE listed No. 2 ahead of Jeremy Hill

    The Bengals listed running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, not second-round pick Jeremy Hill, as Giovani Bernard's backup. But the team's website notes "vets are going to get the benefit of the doubt" on an initial depth chart.Hill, who's listed third, has been running with the second team in practice. He's expected to beat out Green-Ellis and share carries with Bernard.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Jeremy Hill still ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis

    Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill continues to work with the second team, ahead of veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis, reports While he remains popular among teammates and coaches, Green-Ellis doesn't appear close to supplanting Hill or starter Giovani Bernard, the report said. Rex Burkhead or Cedric Peerman could threaten Green-Ellis' roster spot.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis caught up in 'very tough numbers game'

    Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis "is involved in a very tough numbers game," reports the team's website. Cincy drafted a big back in Jeremy Hill at No. 55 overall, and the team is loaded at running back. Hill, Giovani Bernard and special teams co-captain Cedric Peerman look to be locks, the report said. The team might have to choose between Green-Ellis and second-year back Rex Burkhead, who's five years younger. But no decision will be made until late in the preseason "because injuries are so much of a factor at running back." the website said.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis a third-stringer at OTAs

    Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was the third back to take snaps as OTAs opened, behing starter Giovani Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Bengals could save $2.3 million by cutting Green-Ellis, who turns 29 in July.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Bengals likely to keep BenJarvus Green-Ellis

    The Bengals are expected to keep running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis in 2014 rather than save $2.5 million by cutting him, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Green-Ellis will compete with second-round rookie Jeremy Hill to be Cincy's power back in a tandem with Giovani Bernard. Schefter reported the Bengals want Green-Ellis to "mentor" Hill.

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