Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) runs against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
Frank Victores
June 09, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have agreed to a three-year contract extension with running back Giovani Bernard that runs through the 2019 season.

The second-round pick from 2013 was entering the final year on his original deal.

Bernard splits time with Jeremy Hill in the backfield. He ran for a career-high 730 yards last season and had 49 catches for 472 yards. He holds club records for catches by a running back (56 in 2013) and most yards receiving in a game (128 against Arizona last season).

Overall, Bernard has run for 2,105 yards and caught 148 passes for 1,335 yards in three seasons. His 89-yard touchdown run in 2014 is the second-longest in club history.


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