Get the details on Giovani Bernard after he received a contract extension on Wednesday with the Bengals on the flip…
Here is what we are hearing according to USA Today:
Tom Pelissero, the Bengals were “finalizing” the three-year deal, $15.5 million deal on Wednesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the report.
Bernard told reporters after the deal was confirmed:
“I love Cincinnati and want to be here for as long as I can.”
“It’s a secure feeling knowing I’ll be here and can help this team win,” Bernard added. “I can’t picture myself in anything but orange and black.”
The Bengals selected Bernard No. 37 overall in the 2013 draft, and he has been durable and consistent. He played in 45 of a possible 48 regular-season games in the first three years of his career, all of which ended in a postseason appearance.
Bernard posted more than 1,000 total yards from scrimmage in each of his three seasons as a valuable pass-catcher out of the backfield and someone who averaged four or more yards per carry since he was drafted.
Take a look at Giovani Bernard signing with a smile:
Congrads Giovanni Bernard!
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