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Running back Kenny Hilliard “drawing interest” from Bengals

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According to a report, the Bengals are keeping an eye on former Texans and LSU running back Kenny Hilliard.

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The Cincinnati Bengals may still be looking for an additional running back to add to their roster.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Cincinnati Bengals are one of three teams expressing interest in former Texans running back Kenny Hilliard. The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks were the other teams mentioned.

Hilliard, one of Houston’s seventh-round picks from the 2015 NFL draft, was waived in early September. The second-year running back, who spent his rookie season on Houston’s practice squad, played all four preseason games this year, averaging 2.7 yards per rush on 51 carries, an improvement from his preseason effort in 2015.

A four-year player out of LSU, Hilliard scored 27 rushing touchdowns (ranked No. 8 in school history) and averaged 5.2 yards per carry during his collegiate career, cut short due to a shoulder injury against Alabama during his senior season.

Currently the Bengals have three running backs (not including Ryan Hewitt) on their roster, a slight departure from their traditional makeup of four. Cedric Peerman, a resident in Cincinnati’s stable, suffered a broken forearm during the preseason, leaving Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard and Rex Burkhead as the only running backs currently on the roster. Rookie Tra Carson is currently on the practice squad.