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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:25:53 -0700
Free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Packers) is working out and hopes to land a tryout with an NFL team.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:00:12 -0700
The Green Bay Packers are not re-signing RB Cedric Benson (foot) Wednesday, April 24. The team wanted to get an update on a foot issue he is dealing with.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:24:14 -0700
The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to meet with free agent RB Cedric Benson (foot) Wednesday, April 23. Benson is almost completely healed from a lisfranc injury.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 06:56:36 -0700
Free-agent RB Cedric Benson (foot) is getting closer to 100 percent, and he is on teams' radars.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:16:52 -0800
The Green Bay Packers may be willing to re-sign impending free-agent RB Cedric Benson this offseason but likely would give him only a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:40:18 -0800
Impending free-agent RB Cedric Benson (Packers) paid fines for a trio of traffic citations in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. He still faces another animal at-large citation based on allegations that his two Rottweilers attacked 17 calves on a neighbor's farm in December. Benson goes to court on that citation Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:24:03 -0800
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Cedric Benson could very well return as the team's starting running back in 2013. "I think there's a chance for that," Benson said. "At least I sure hope there is. I've been around a long time, and I know it's a strange league. But I really hope I get another chance here."
Fantasy Tip: Benson had his moments as the team's starting running back before going down to injury, but he averaged just 3.5 yards per carry. The fact Benson is even mentioned as a possible starting option in 2013 perhaps says more about the Packers' lack of quality depth at running back. James Starks can't stay healthy, Alex Green averaged just 3.4 yards per carry this season and DuJuan Harris is better suited in a reserve role. Owners should monitor this situation throughout the offseason, as the Packers may also look to select a back in April's NFL Draft.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:45:12 -0800
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent Cedric Benson (foot) indicated that he would like to re-sign with the Packers this offseason.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:32:03 -0800
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent Cedric Benson (foot) is still wearing a walking foot on his surgically repaired foot but believes he will be ready for the start of training camp.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:17:55 -0800
The Green Bay Packers feel the need to find a lead back heading into the 2013 season, and that man may not be on the current roster. The Packers shuffled through as many as six running backs this season and weren't satisfied with any of their options. Among the unrestricted free agents they could target this offseason include St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson, Miami Dolphins RB Reggie Bush, Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones and New York Jets RB Shonn Greene. Green Bay would likely be interested in Jackson in the secondary market because he'll be 30 this year.
The Packers had some success using RBs DuJuan Harris, Alex Green and James Starks, but only enough to occasionally draw an opponent's safety into the box. "If you're running the ball and they're closing the middle of the field and bringing an extra guy down, it obviously plays to our strengths as a pass group," running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said. "There were times when I thought we forced their hand and they had to stop it, but we'd obviously like to be more consistent and more productive from start to finish." Harris has plenty of potential, but his lack of size led him to wear down at the end. Green Bay is unlikely to take another chance with RB Cedric Benson and the team might not be willing to pay Starks $1.323 million given his injury history.
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