Dec 24, 2011; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott (28) runs the ball against Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson (24) during the second half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Arizona 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals waive Bernard Scott

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The Cincinnati Bengals have announced that they have released former 6th round pick Bernard Scott.

Scott was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals 209th overall back in 2009 out of Abilene Christian. Since he’s been with the Bengals it’s pretty much been an uphill battle for the five year veteran.

With the performance of rookie Giovani Bernard against the Pittsburgh Steelers last night and having veteran Green-Ellis in the rotation for running back, Scott isn’t really needed in Cincinnati.

Scott made the roster back in 2009 as a kick returner and backed up running back Cedric Benson. He broke free against the Oakland Raiders for a 61 yard touchdown scamper which was the longest in Bengals history since Corey Dillion’s against Cleveland back in 2002.

Bernard has 1,035 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 255 carries in his career. With guys like Michael Turner and Willis McGahee still available in the market, it’ll be tougher for Scott to be picked up considering the type of production those two have given their teams in previous seasons.

Not down and out yet, just a little bump in the road.

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