Bernard Scott re-signs with Bengals for one year, according to agent

Andy Lyons

Bernard Scott agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Bengals on Friday. Can he compete for a backup running back role coming off a torn ACL?

Bernard Scott has agreed to terms on a new one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to USA Today's Mike Garafolo. Scott's 2012 season ended prematurely when he tore his ACL in October. He'll return to the Bengals to compete for the team's top backup spot behind BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

The deal comes as somewhat of a surprise. As the SB Nation blog Cincy Jungle pointed out a few weeks ago, Scott was not expected to re-sign with the team. Though terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, there's a chance that Scott was re-signed to the league minimum, making a later release much easier to handle should his injury problems from 2012 resurface.

That said, if Scott is able to return 100 percent, he could be a valuable contributor next season. After being selected in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Scott has averaged 4.1 yards per carry over four seasons with the Bengals. He is also an accomplished kick returner, averaging 24.5 yards on 73 kickoff return attempts, including a touchdown during his rookie year.

More from SB Nation:

NFL mock draft: Predicting 3 full rounds

NFL Draft 2013: Breaking down the H-backs

What if? John Elway to the Raiders

E.J. Manuel: third-rounder who could go in first

Kiper: Eagles will get trade offers

NFL exec talks European expansion

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.