2013 NFL Free Agency: Bengals Reportedly Re-Signing Running Back Bernard Scott To One-Year Deal

John Grieshop

Recent reports from Bengals.com Editor Geoff Hobson and The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy noted that the Bengals have a one-year deal in place to re-sign free agent running back, Bernard Scott.

How does the saying go again? "The Devil you know is better than the one you don't"? Something like that. Regardless, something similar to that adage could be applied as the Cincinnati Bengals' 2013 free agency motto.

After hosting former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones and putting public word out that they are interested in Ahmad Bradshaw, the Bengals might be close to bringing back free agent running back, Bernard Scott, per a report from Bengals.com Editor Geoff Hobson.

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy corroborated the report by tweeting that the team is bringing Scott back on a one-year deal. Earlier in the week, Scott visited with the Raiders (which is quickly becoming an odd relationship between the two clubs), though Oakland went another direction and signed former Jaguars running back, Rashad Jennings.

A reunion with Scott could mean a number of things. One, the Bengals' staff must not be that impressed with Jones and/or Bradshaw. Two, the back that they are looking for this year in the draft is of the bigger mold--perhaps a Montee Ball/Marcus Lattimore/Le'Veon Bell/Eddie Lacy type. Or the third and most probable, the Bengals simply A recent report from Bengals.com Editor Geoff Hobson noted that the Bengals could be nearing a deal to re-sign free agent running back, Bernard Scott.need some bodies for their upcoming offseason workouts and want to see just how healthy he is.

Scott is a source of frustration for Bengals fans. He is a picture of "what could be", but never has realized his potential. He excited us as a rookie kick returner, yet puzzlingly was never given another opportunity there. Then, in 2012, it was believed that Scott was set to have his biggest role in the Bengals' offense as a complementary back to BenJarvus Green-Ellis. A preseason hand injury and a subsequent knee injury wiped out almost all of the year and he had minimal impact.

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