Bengals down to Giovani Bernard as experienced running back
Posted: 1:42 PM, Sep 19, 2018
Joe Kay | AP sports writer
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<p>INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 09: Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball in the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)</p>
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are down to Giovani Bernard as their only experienced running back who knows their offense.
Joe Mixon had surgery to remove torn knee cartilage and will be out for a few games, leaving the Bengals (2-0) with Bernard and Tra Carson as their experienced running backs at Carolina (1-1) on Sunday.
Carson got hurt in practice on Monday and was waived on Wednesday. The Bengals signed former Seattle running back Thomas Rawls, who was with the Jets in preseason and was released in their final cuts. They also have rookie Mark Walton, a fourth-round pick.