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Report: Bucs re-signing running back Giovani Bernard for 2022

Jan 16, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Giovani Bernard (25) holds off Philadelphia Eagles free safety Marcus Epps (22) in the third quarter in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are re-signing veteran running back Giovani Bernard for the 2022 season, NFL Network reported Friday.

Bernard, 30, played in 12 games with Tampa Bay last season. He caught 23 passes for 123 yards and three scores and rushed eight times for 58 yards.

Bernard also rushed 13 times for 44 yards and a touchdown and added five receptions for 39 yards in the Buccaneers’ 31-15 win against the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC wild-card game.

He spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. In 127 career games (30 starts), Bernard has 3,755 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns and 365 receptions for 2,990 receiving yards with 14 TDs.

–Field Level Media