Cincinnati, OH (FOX19) - The Bengals have signed backup running back Cedric Peerman to a new contract. Peerman was the Bengals second leading rusher behind BenJarvus Green-Ellis, gaining 258 yards on 36 carries.
Peerman, a fourth year player from Virginia, was also a key special teams player.
The Bengals also extended tender offers to three other players - safety Jeromy Miles, receiver Andrew Hawkins and linebacker Vincent Rey.
"It's great to have Cedric's situation wrapped up; he's a smart and productive player who keeps getting better for us," said head coach Marvin Lewis. "And the guys we've tendered have also contributed to us reaching the playoffs each of the last two years. They are players we want to retain, and this (tender process) is a step in that direction."
Miles is a restricted free agent who can negotiate with other teams but the Bengals will have the right to match any signed offer.
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