Could Cincinnati Bengals trash become a Detroit Lions treasure?

By W.G. Brady  - Senior News Desk Writer
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On paper, running back seems like one position on the Detroit Lions roster that is in good shape as we continue toward the 2021 NFL season.

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With D’Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams, and Kerryon Johnson, the Lions look to have a nice trio who can make an impact in the coming season.

That being said, Swift is coming off a season where he dealt with concussion issues and though we hope that is behind him, concussions in the NFL are something that can haunt a player and even end their career prematurely.

That being said, on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced they have cut veteran RB Giovani Bernard and I believe the Lions should give him a serious look.

Bernard, who is 29, would be a solid option for the Lions to turn to if Swift were to have to miss a game. Not only is he a good pass catcher (342 career receptions), but he is a veteran who can hold down the fort for a handful of games if need be.

If Bernard can be had for dirt cheap, which I assume he can be, the Lions would be wise to add him to the roster.

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