Giovani Bernard has found his next NFL home, and it may very well be the best situation he could have asked for.
One week after being cut by the Cincinnati Bengals, a mutual decision by both sides, Bernard is now joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal.
Veteran RB Giovani Bernard is signing a one-year deal with the #Bucs, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 12, 2021
Tom Brady and Bruce Arians both personally recruited Bernard, one of the NFL’s best receiving backs, after his release from Cincinnati. Another weapon for Brady and the Super Bowl champs.
Bernard, a Florida native, will now head back home to play for the defending Super Bowl champions, who will be one of the top title favorites again next season. Bernard has never tasted postseason success, so what better way to fix that than signing with a team that has seven-time world champion Tom Brady.
By cutting Bernard, who is 29 years old and turns 30 in November, the Bengals are saving $4.1 million in cap space. The Bengals recently re-signed Samaje Perine to two-year, $3.3 million deal. This means in 2021, the Bengals will save about $2 million in cap space for their RB2.
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