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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Blogger Blitz: Bengals' running game

By Jamison Hensley



One of the units that should significantly improve this year is the Cincinnati Bengals' ground attack.

Last season, the Bengals were the NFL's sixth-worst run offense in terms of yards per carry. Cincinnati especially struggled in running up the middle, where the Bengals ranked 30th in yards per carry (3.3).

There was an emphasis by the Bengals to upgrade this area in free agency and the draft. Cincinnati beefed up the interior of the offensive line by signing free agent Travelle Wharton and drafting Kevin Zeitler in the first round. The Bengals' top signing in free agency was running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who is a significant improvement in short yardage and ball security.