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Bengals re-sign running back Cedric Peerman

Cedric Peerman, who joined the Bengals in 2010, is returning for a sixth season in Cincinnati. He previously visited with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier in the week before signing with the Bengals.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed running back Cedric Peerman, the team announced on Thursday. Cincinnati Enquirer beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. previously broke the story on Thursday morning, tweeting that a signing was going to happen at some point.  Peerman recently visited with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan and Aaron Wilson with the Baltimore Sun.

Peerman led the Bengals with 15 special teams tackles in 2014 and has spent the last five seasons in Cincinnati generating 334 yards rushing on 64 attempts, including a rushing touchdown in 2012. Peerman (5-10, 214; Virginia) is a sixth-year NFL player in 2015. He has long been a Bengals special teams standout, and he has been productive on offense when opportunities have come his way.

He has averaged 11.8 special teams tackles over the last four seasons, and for his full Cincinnati career (five seasons), he has rushed for 5.2 yards per carry, gaining 334 yards on 64 attempts, with one TD.

Originally a sixth-round pick by the Ravens in 2009, Peerman was waived during final cuts that season, he then had a brief stint in Cleveland, and was later picked up by the Lions and added to their practice squad. Peerman was eventually waived by Detroit on April 25, 2010, and was claimed by the Bengals two days later.