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Cincinnati Bengals Claim Former Steeler Gary Russell

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

According to Geoff Hobson of bengals.com in this article:

"Cincinnati picked running back Gary Russell off waivers Friday after he played in 15 games last season, including the postseason, and had five rushing touchdowns. The 5'11", 215-pound Russell was cut Thursday when the Steelers re-signed backup quarterback Charlie Batch."

This is a great move for the Bengals. Gary Russell will not be a dominant back this year and will only provide some breaks for Cedric Benson, but he will likely get the ball in some short-yardage situations and also be a valuable assist in special teams.

And with the loss of former KR Glen Holt, Russell will likely compete with WR Andre Caldwell for kick return duties. In my opi...

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