Bengals Re-Sign Cedric Peerman

2:25pm: The Bengals have officially re-signed Peerman, according to the club (Twitter link).

9:13am: After paying a visit to the Eagles this week, free agent running back Cedric Peerman will be re-signing with the Bengals later today, reports Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter link). Details of Peerman’s new deal aren’t yet known, but I wouldn’t expect more than a modest one-year contract.

Peerman, 28, has spent the last five seasons with the Bengals, appearing in 68 games for the team during that stretch. Although he’s listed on the depth chart as a running back, the former sixth-round pick plays sparingly on offense, appearing in just 44 offensive snaps in 2014, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required).

While his offensive contributions are limited, Peerman excels on special teams, having recorded at least nine tackles in kick and punt coverage in each of the last four seasons. In 2014, he racked up an impressive 21 total special teams tackles, including three in the Bengals’ Wild Card game, per PFF.

With Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard set to return and dominate the backfield touches in 2015, Peerman once again figures to play a much bigger role on special teams than on offense.

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