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NFC Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 13-4-0
6-0-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
2-4-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 5-12-0
1-5-0 4-13-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 8 58 7.3 0 24 0
Post Season 13 44 3.4 1 8 0

Top Giovani Bernard News

  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Staying with Tampa

    Bernard is re-signing with the Buccaneers on a one-year contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    The 30-year-old RB reportedly fielded offers from multiple teams before deciding to stay in Tampa Bay, where he had eight carries and 23 catches in 12 games last season. Bernard should continue to have a role on third downs, though Leonard Fournette -- also re-signed this offseason -- has proven capable of handling much of the receiving workload out of the backfield. The Bucs did lose Ronald Jones to the Chiefs in March, but he and Bernard were never competing for the same snaps anyway.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Quiet end to season

    Bernard did not log a rush attempt and failed to bring in his only target during the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Rams in their NFC divisional-round matchup Sunday. He also returned one punt for two yards.

    The veteran running back logged just nine snaps from scrimmage with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) back in the fold, and no other running back but the latter ended up seeing any carries. Bernard was serviceable when given opportunities this past season, even though those were few and far between. The 30-year-old rushed just eight times for 58 yards, but he did bring in 23 of 29 targets for 123 yards and three touchdowns across 12 regular-season games. He also enjoyed his most productive performance by far during the wild-card win over the Eagles, when he rushed 13 times for 44 yards and a touchdown and added another 39 yards on five grabs. Bernard is due to head back into unrestricted free agency at the start of the new league year, and it remains to be seen if he and the Buccaneers will be interested in having him remain in Tampa.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Faces added competition

    Bernard's teammate, Leonard Fournette (hamstring), has been activated off IR by the Buccaneers ahead of Sunday's playoff game against the Rams, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Meanwhile, Ronald Jones (ankle) remains out this week, but with Fournette set to see his first game action since Week 15, both Bernard and Ke'Shawn Vaughn -- who shared backfield work in the team's wild-card win over the Eagles last weekend -- figure to see decreased volume Sunday. Though Bernard could still potentially make his mark in a change-of-pace role, his divisional-round fantasy ceiling takes a hit with Fournette's return to the mix.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Avoids injury designation

    Bernard (hip/knee) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Bernard's full practice participation Friday put any doubts about his availability to rest. Meanwhile, Ronald Jones (ankle) has been ruled out and Leonard Fournette (hamstring) remains on IR. A decision on Fournette's status will come down before 4:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, at which time it will be made clear whether Bernard will work as part of a three-man backfield or split touches with Ke'Shawn Vaughn, as was the case in the wild-card round win over the Eagles. Bernard thrived as part of a two-man timeshare against Philadelphia, totaling 83 scrimmage yards and a touchdown on 18 touches.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Gets in limited work Thursday

    Bernard (hip/knee) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Jenna Laine of reports.

    Despite having a cap on his reps in back-to-back sessions to begin the week, Bernard is the third biggest question mark in the Buccaneers backfield. Leonard Fournette has practiced both days this week but still is on IR due to a strained hamstring, while Ronald Jones was absent both days as he tends to an ankle injury. The team has until 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday to bring back Fournette to the active roster, but if he and Jones can't suit up Sunday versus the Rams, Bernard and Ke'Shawn Vaughn likely will share the RB load this weekend, assuming Bernard is active.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Logs limited practice

    Bernard (hip/knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

    In his return from injured reserve this past Sunday against the Eagles following a four-game absence, Bernard and Ke'Shawn Vaughn both earned a 49 percent share of offensive snaps with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) still on IR and Ronald Jones (ankle) ruled out. Overall, Bernard turned 13 carries and five catches into 83 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown, while Vaughn had 19 touches for 62 total yards and a score. Bernard's practice limitations may be maintenance-related, but the Buccaneers backfield should be monitored throughout the week to see who among him, Fournette, Jones -- who didn't practice Wednesday -- and Vaughn will be available for Sunday's divisional-round game versus the Rams.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Key role in return

    Bernard (hip/knee) rushed 13 times for 44 yards and a touchdown and brought in five of seven targets for 39 yards during the Buccaneers' 31-15 win over the Eagles in an NFC wild-card matchup Sunday.

    The veteran suited up for the first time since Week 14, and with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Ronald Jones (ankle) both out of action, Bernard played a significant role. Bernard logged only four fewer carries than backfield pacesetter Ke'Shawn Vaughn and checked in second in both receptions and receiving yards on the afternoon. He also opened the scoring on the afternoon with a two-yard touchdown to cap off a 12-play, 75-yard game-opening drive for the Buccaneers, making it a very fruitful fantasy afternoon. Despite Sunday's success, however, Bernard's opportunities could take a hit in next weekend's divisional-round clash against either the Rams or Cardinals if at least one of Fournette or Jones is active for the contest.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Active for first time since Week 14

    Bernard (hip/knee) is active for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles.

    With his return from a pair of injuries now confirmed, Bernard is poised to make his first appearance since Week 14. He'll rejoin a Buccaneers backfield that is without Ronald Jones (ankle) and Leonard Fournette (hamstring), the latter of whom remains on injured reserve. Considering this reality, Bernard could be poised for more work than normal if Tampa Bay decides to lean on the passing attack, but Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Le'Veon Bell are around for early-down and goal-line work. On the season, Barner has recorded 23 catches (on 29 targets) and eight carries en route to 181 yards from scrimmage and three receiving touchdowns in 12 contests.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Questionable for Sunday's game

    Bernard (hip/knee), whom the Buccaneers activated from injured reserve Saturday, is listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card matchup with the Eagles, Jenna Laine of reports.

    Sidelined since Week 14 due to an MCL sprain in his knee and strained tendon in his hip, Bernard is closing in on a full recovery from the pair of injuries. His status will be confirmed about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, and assuming he's active he'll likely serve as the pass-catching complement to Ke'Shawn Vaughn out of the Buccaneers backfield with Ronald Jones (ankle) out and Leonard Fournette (hamstring) still on IR. Aside from Bernard and Vaughn, Tampa Bay also has Le'Veon Bell and special teamer Kenjon Barner available at running back.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Off injured reserve

    The Buccaneers activated Bernard (hip/knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

    The same can't be said for Leonard Fournette, who will miss a fourth contest in a row Sunday versus the Eagles with a strained hamstring. Bernard himself is putting an end to a four-game absence due to hip and knee injuries, and he'll join Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Le'Veon Bell as Tampa Bay's options out of the backfield with Ronald Jones (ankle) not able to play. On the season, Bernard has averaged 7.3 yards on his eight carries and hauled in 23 of 29 targets for 123 yards and three touchdowns in 12 appearances.

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  • Buccaneers' Giovani Bernard: Back at practice

    The Buccaneers designated Bernard (hip) for return from injured reserve Wednesday.

    Tampa Bay also designated top running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) for return from IR, allowing both players to resume practicing with the team following multi-game absences. Both would seem to have a fair chance at gaining clearance prior to Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, but Bernard likely wouldn't be in store for much more than passing-down work if he's available. Even if Fournette isn't activated and Ronald Jones (ankle) is sidelined, the Buccaneers could turn to Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Le'Veon Bell for carries ahead of Bernard.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 205 lbs
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, FL
Age: 30
School: North Carolina
Experience: 10