Bengals re-sign Cedric Peerman, tender three others

3/7/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed running back Cedric Peerman to a two-year contract saving him the trip to free agency market next week, the team announced on Thursday. The Cincinnati Bengals also made one-year tender offers to wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, safety Jeromy Miles and linebacker Vincent Rey, all of whom will officially have expiring contacts on Monday.
 
Cedric Peerman was set to become a restricted free agent this Monday. The 26-year-old Cedric Peerman joins running backs Daniel Herron and BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who are signed at their positions through 2013. The former sixth round pick out of University of Virginia in the 2009 draft, Cedric Peerman, led the Cincinnati Bengals second with 258 rushing yards (career-best) on 36 carries last season, while averaging 7.2 yards per carry. Cedric Peerman also had nine receptions for 85 yards receiving in his third season with the Cincinnati Bengals. Cedric Peerman was a regular on the special teams unit and made an impact with his role as punt protector for the Cincinnati Bengals.
 
"It's great to have Cedric's situation wrapped up; he's a smart and productive player who keeps getting better for us," Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis released in a statement. "And the guys we've tendered have also contributed to us reaching the playoffs each of the last two years. They are players we want to retain, and this is a step in that direction.”
 
The Cincinnati Bengals gave restricted free agent Jeromy Miles $1.3 million tender offer, while exclusive rights players Andrew Hawkins and Vincent Rey were given $550,000 worth of tender contracts.
 
The former undrafted free agent Andrew Hawkins had a greater role on the offense in his second year with the Cincinnati Bengals. The slot specialist ranked third on the team with 51 catches for 533 receiving yards and 4 touchdown receptions. In his rookie season, Andrew Hawkins finished with 23 catches for 263 yards.
 
Jeromy Miles, who was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals after being released by the ST. Louis Rams (without a single appearance) and Vincent Rey are second and third respectively on the Bengals’ roster in terms of special teams tackles over the past season.
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