Veteran RB Giovani Bernard signs one-year deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dec 27, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) runs the ball against Houston Texans linebacker Jonathan Greenard (52) during the second quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime Cincinnati Bengals running back has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL Network reported Monday.

The Bengals cut Bernard last week after eight seasons.

Bernard, 29, played in 115 games (30 starts) for the Bengals since they drafted him in the second round in 2013. He rushed for 3,697 yards and 22 touchdowns and caught 342 passes for 2,867 yards and 11 scores.

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Bernard ranks seventh in Bengals history in rushing yards, just ahead of Joe Mixon (3,359).

Bucs coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Tom Brady actively recruited Bernard after he was released, per the report.

–Field Level Media