Bengals running back Gio Bernard flashed his explosiveness on the field as a rookie in 2013.

Now, the Bengals are looking to expand his role within offensive coordinator Hue Jackson's scheme. According to a report form the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bernard could see more reps as a slot receiver in 2014, adding to his ability to create mismatches in the open field.

It's a role he seems ready to embrace.

"If I get the ball I'm always happy," Bernard told The Enquirer. "I can't complain to be able to make a play no matter where it's from, no matter if it's in the backfield or if it's out wide."

Bernard saw quite a few looks as a receiver out of the backfield a year ago. He caught 56 passes for 514 yards and three touchdowns.

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