The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed running back Cedric Peerman Thursday while extending tender offers to three other players, including wide receiver Andrew Hawkins.
The Bengals' official site reported that Peerman, who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent next week, reached an agreement on what is believed to be a two-year deal. The club also issued a $1.3 million offer to safety Jeromy Miles, also a restricted free agent, while Hawkins and reserve linebacker Vincent Rey received $550,000 contracts as exclusive rights players.
Peerman ranked second among Cincinnati players with a career-best 258 rushing yards and averaged an impressive 7.2 yards per carry last season, his third with the Bengals. The 26-year-old also doubles as a core special-teams performer and punt protector for the team.