CINCINNATI — A person familiar with the negotiations says former New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, who need someone to replace Cedric Benson.
Green-Ellis spent four seasons with New England, carrying 181 times for 667 yards in 2011 with 11 touchdowns. Various reports had him agreeing to a three-year deal.
The Bengals are expected to announce the signing on Thursday after final details are completed, said the source speaking on condition of anonymity because the club hadn’t confirmed it.
Cincinnati also have running backs Bernard Scott and Brian Leonard.