After the Cincinnati Bengals cut BenJarvus Green-Ellis, you'd think someone would have signed the veteran running back by now. However, he's still recovering from an injury he suffered during training camp, but once he's healthy, several teams could be giving him a call.
W/ BAL and MIN losing RBs for discipline and other teams to injury, several clubs reaching out to Green-Ellis. He's still rehabbing injury..— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 17, 2014
Teams are monitoring BenJarvus Green-Ellis however, as he gets closer to health. Will be an option for someone down the road— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 17, 2014
The Vikings are a bit thin at the running back position following Adrian Peterson’s indefinite absence. In Minnesota, former Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is now the head coach, so that connection could help as well.
As for the Ravens, they are relatively set at the position, even after releasing Ray Rice. Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett put in a pretty good performance in Week 2 vs. the Steelers. Also, the team has promising rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro waiting in the wings, and the talented Fitzgerald Touissaint on the practice squad.
Another team to watch for is the Washington Redskins, if they lose 1-2 backs to injury. Former Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is now the head coach there. However, with Silas Redd, Alfred Morris and Roy Helu, there's no room for a veteran power-runner like Green-Ellis.
Watch out for the Browns, too. With Ben Tate already hurt, Cleveland is one more injury away from needing another back. Green-Ellis would also be a nice mentor to rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell.