The Cincinnati Bengals signed HB Cedric Peerman today to a new contract. He is a four-year veteran known for his special teams play and as the locker room spiritual leader. Head Coach Marvin Lewis said he was pleased to have Peerman return to the club. The team rewarded Peerman after he had his best offensive season in the NFL.
His previous contract would have expired on Monday had the Bengals not re-signed him. He carried the ball 36 times for 258 rushing yards, averaging 7.2 yards per carry. He also had one touchdown, caught 9 passes and finished the season with 9 special teams tackles. The Bengals also offered tenders to S Jeromy Miles, WR Andrew Hawkins and LB Vincent Rey.
Last season, Miles finished with 28 tackles, Hawkins caught 51 passes for 533 yards and Rey finished with 22 tackles.
With free agency looming, teams are trying to re-sign their own players. The restricted free agent deadline for a player to sign with another team is April 19. More information about Cedric Peerman is available at the Bengals website.