Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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With Bernard Scott on injured reserve after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Sunday in Cincinnati's 17-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Bengals will look to give Brian Leonard and Cedric Peerman more opportunities to be the primary backup to BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Leonard has just six carries for 26 yards this season, but he does have three receptions for 32 yards, including a 16-yarder on a screen during the fourth quarter. During his four seasons with the Bengals, Leonard has primarily been a third-down back but has seen some work in base packages this season. Peerman has been used almost exclusively on special teams, but he has had five carries this season, including a 48-yard run on a fake punt against the Jaguars that is the team's longest carry of the season. "Leonard's been good. He is a steady guy. And Cedric I think with more opportunities will prove he belongs also," offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. "He's got great vision; he just has h...
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