The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with free agent running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Undrafted out of Mississippi in 2008, Green-Ellis signed with the New England Patriots. After starting his career on New England's practice squad, Green-Ellis was added to the 53-man roster midway through the season and has carried the ball 510 times for 2,064 yards with 19 touchdowns over the last three-plus seasons.
Green-Ellis ran for 1,008 yards and 13 touchdowns and 13 touchdowns in 2010. As a restricted free agent in 2011, Green-Ellis' playing-time was reduced, causing his yardage production to slip to 667 yards, though he'd add 11 rushing touchdowns.
The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Green-Ellis will be expected to replace Cedric Benson as the No. 1 back in the Bengals' backfield.