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Bernard Scott: Offensive Guards Were The Weakest Link In 2011

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May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott (28) during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE
May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott (28) during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE

Bengals running back Bernard Scott figures to be a highly-utilized component in Cincinnati's offense as a backup running back, presumably splitting carries with free agent acquisition BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has said that it will likely be a running back by committee approach, but also points out that the back with the hottest hand (legs) will probably get the bulk of the carries.

Following Wednesday's practice, Scott admitted that the team's offensive guards struggled and that the Bengals newest acquisitions will give the team a boost in the running game.

RB Bernard Scott acknowledged guards were the weak point of line last year and expects Wharton/Zeitler to sure up running game.
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Travelle Wharton signed a three-year deal worth $10 million ($4 million during the first season) several days following the start of free agency while Kevin Zeitler was the team's second first-round pick during the 2012 NFL draft. They replace Nate Livings, who signed with the Dallas Cowboys, Mike McGlynn (Indianapolis Colts) and Bobbie Williams (free agent still rehabilitating a broken ankle).