Cincinnati Bengals Claim Former Steeler Gary Russell

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Published: April 17, 2009

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"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 opinion, this is hugely beneficial because Caldwell needs to stay injury-free in order to make his mark with quarterback Carson Palmer.

Russell will also provide the Bengals some security. With Cedric Benson still a bit of a ...

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