Bernard (knee) isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bernard -- who's thought to be recovered from ACL surgery -- sat out the preseason opener too as it seems the Bengals are pulling out every precaution to ensure their pass-catching specialist is ready to go for the regular season. Look for Joe Mixon and Jeremy Hill to soak up all the first-team RB reps in Bernard's continued absence.
Bernard isn't expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.
Bernard will delay his first game action since tearing the ACL in his left knee last November. Instead, rookie Joe Mixon and Jeremy Hill are the candidates to receive the initial reps out of the backfield. Due to his lack of limitations in practice, though, it's only a matter of time before Bernard steps on the field for a game.
Bernard (knee) is not participating in Monday's practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bernard tore his ACL last November, but following an impressive rehab spell, he was cleared to practice last Friday and drew rave reviews for his performance in that session. With the Bengals putting on pads for the first time Monday, though, Bernard will take the day off. With Jeremy Hill and Joe Mixon around, Cincinnati sports great backfield depth, affording Bernard the luxury of easing himself back into full participation.
Bernard (knee) won't be limited with his workload in training camp, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Just more than eight months removed from tearing the ACL in his left knee, Bernard thoroughly impressed with his showing Friday, cutting and running past active defenders, per Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The culmination of months of rehab, most of it at the Bengals' facility, has paid off for the dynamic running back, who will compete with Jeremy Hill and rookie Joe Mixon for work out of the backfield. Although his contributions on the ground were less than ideal in 2016, he still churned out 39 receptions in 10 games, or a career-best 62-catch pace.
Bernard (knee) was cleared to take part in Friday's practice session, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bernard, who tore his ACL on Nov. 20, has avoided the Bengals' PUP list to open training camp, which is obviously a great sign heading into the upcoming campaign. While he was able to practice Friday, it's unlikely that Bernard will be a full participant right away. Instead, Cincinnati will probably ease him back into the fold, where he most notably faces competition from both Jeremy Hill and rookie Joe Mixon for snaps this season.
|P3||8/27/17||@ WAS||4:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ IND||7:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
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