Bengals running back coach Jim Anderson performed running back drills during Syracuse' campus Pro Day, writes National Football Post's Aaron Wilson. Along with running a 4.43 and 4.46, running back Delone Carter also reportedly "caught the ball very well out of the backfield." Carter was named the East-West Shrine game offensive Most Valuable Player.
The Bengals are going to make another effort to re-sign Cedric Benson once the NFL lockout is over and everyone can return to their campfires singing hippy songs of togetherness with hippy acoustic guitars. However, as of this posting, the Bengals have one running back under contract for 2011. And with the justified durability concerns, Bernard Scott isn't considered an option as a feature back.
The Bengals have had reported interest in Ohio State's running back Brandon Saine, Kentucky's Derrick Locke and Penn State's Evan Royster. While it might not mean anything because the Bengals have attended a majority of the college Pro Days, they've reportedly been on hand for Pro Days for Alabama's Mark Ingram, Idaho's Deonte Jackson, Nebraska's Roy Helu, Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray, Wisconsin's John Clay, Maryland's Da'Rel Scott and Clemson's Jamie Harper.