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Giovani Bernard


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31 yrs


5'9'' / 205 lbs


North Carolina

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Retires from football

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-28

Bernard announced his retirement Friday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

The 2013 second-round pick spent his first eight seasons with the Bengals, and while he never ran for more than 730 yards or five touchdowns in a season, he averaged 42.8 catches for 358.4 receiving yards and also earned a reputation as a good pass blocker. He spent his final two seasons in Tampa Bay, where he had trouble staying healthy and barely saw the field in 2022. The 31-year-old retires with 6,772 scrimmage yards and 36 career touchdowns.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 17 66.31.0670th160.13.750%
Away Outdoor 10 36.51.0581st90.02.768%
Away Dome 2 05.43.5781st150.015.023%
Away Retractable Dome 7 15.50.8681st160.13.543%

Career Stats by Season: 2013 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2013 22 CIN 16 0 223 13th17069554.155%153035%565143
2014 23 CIN 13 9 188 18th16868054.162%172134%433492
2015 24 CIN 16 1 181 16th15473024.757%212033%494720
2016 25 CIN 10 2 122 40th9133723.756%70020%393361
2017 26 CIN 16 2 152 27th10545824.444%145028%433892
2018 27 CIN 12 4 96 52nd5621133.841%82016%352180
2019 28 CIN 16 2 68 61st5317003.261%61014%302340
2020 29 CIN 16 10 158 30th12441633.455%90030%473553
2021 30 TB 12 0 59 73rd85807.336%2102%231233
2022 31 TB 8 0 5 149th82803.57%0002%2-10
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Sees first carries of season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-09

Bernard rushed seven times for 28 yards and brought in both targets for minus-1 yard in the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

The veteran back saw his first touches from scrimmage all season Sunday as head coach Todd Bowles emptied his bench in the second half of the meaningless regular-season finale. Bernard's Sunday cameo on offense is expected to be a one-and-done unless multiple injuries strike the Buccaneers' running back corps during the postseason, with his only opportunity to play likely to come on coverage and return units.

Still limited to special teams

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-05

Bernard did not log a snap from scrimmage during the Buccaneers' 30-24 win over the Panthers in Week 17.

The same has held true for all seven games Bernard has been active for this season, with all his action thus coming on special teams. However, there may be a possibility for the veteran running back to finally garner some offensive touches in the Week 18 finale versus the Falcons if head coach Todd Bowles opts to give his reserves more playing time as the game unfolds.

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