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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.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:21:29 -0800
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he would love to see RB Cedric Benson return next season.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:49:11 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green, Ryan Grant, James Starks and DuJuan Harris combined for only 25 catches during the regular season. RB Cedric Benson (foot) caught 14 passes and was on pace for 44 catches this season before he was placed on Injured Reserve.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:16:13 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) will stay on Injured Reserve for the rest of the season. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Benson underwent surgery on his foot Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:25:40 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Nov. 27, that RB Cedric Benson (foot) will not practice this week, and he said he expects to have more information Wednesday, Nov. 28. Benson is set to meet with a specialist this week concerning his Lisfranc injury. He is on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list, and if he needs surgery he is most likely done for the year.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:09:16 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy doesn't think RB Cedric Benson (foot) will return to practice this week.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:16:09 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) is eligible to return from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list Dec. 9. He said Wednesday, Nov. 21, that surgery still might be a possibility to correct Lisfranc foot damage.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:58:23 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) is still considering surgery for his Lisfranc foot injury.
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 09:28:49 -0800
Updating a previous item, Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) said he is still not ready to resume practicing; however, he is hopeful of returning for the team's game Dec. 16 against the Chicago Bears. "I'm kind of looking and thinking the Bears game," Benson said. "I think we're still a little bit out from practicing, from putting on a cleat and pounding on it like that. I think we're still a couple of weeks away from that, but very close, very close. Kind of the way the doctor puts it to me all the time is regardless of anything, whether you could play tomorrow, you've still got three weeks where you can't play."
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:32:35 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) is not running yet, and he is staying cautious for now. Benson is using a "high-tech" treadmill, and on the device, his injured foot doesn't need to absorb his full body weight. He can adjust the percentage. Right now, he is at 65 percent body weight on that treadmill. Benson would not put a specific timetable on his return, but said "absolutely" he wants to play again this season.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:55:00 -0800
Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt indicated RB James Starks likely will start at running back until RB Cedric Benson (foot) returns. "I think he was productive when he was in there the last couple of games with limited touches, and he has the most experience of the backs we have right now. I think he's earned the right to get in there and get some more touches," Van Pelt said.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:33:54 -0700
The Green Bay Packers have placed RB Cedric Benson (foot) on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. Benson may be able to return for the last four games of the season.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:19:53 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) has a Lisfranc injury, and he will miss at least eight weeks. It is possible he might be shut down for the remainder of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Alex Green is a must-have off the waiver wire, as he and James Starks are likely to handle the carries. The team could have re-signed Ryan Grant, who knows the system, but he signed with the Washington Redskins two weeks ago.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:29:37 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) has been ruled out of the team's Week 6 game, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Fantasy Tip: With Benson out, expect Alex Green to get the bulk of the workload for the Packers. James Starks has been a healthy scratch the last two weeks, but he could figure into the picture eventually. Green should be your first target if you're scrounging for RBs.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 05:27:46 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) said following Week 5 that he does not believe he suffered a Lisfranc injury, only a mild sprain. "I mean, it could be a possibility, but in my opinion it's just a sprain," Benson said. "I was able to walk off and they say guys who have that type of things aren't able to walk off. They X-rayed it and it feels good."
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 22:27:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) was wearing a walking boot on his left foot after the Week 5 loss against the Indianapolis Colts, but said he felt comfortable, and that it wasn't a serious injury. X-rays did not show any damage, but he will have more tests Monday, Oct. 8.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 10:53:55 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson (foot) left the game early Week 5 because of a foot injury and is considered questionable to return.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 05:39:44 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis ranks ninth in the AFC in rushing; however, he has also been lacking in consistent big gains. Green-Ellis has 17 carries of five yards or more, which is 12 less than what former starting RB Cedric Benson had at this point last season. Only four have been for 10 yards or more while Benson had double that in 2011.
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:09:54 -0700
Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements said the goal is to get RB Cedric Benson more carries, because he gets better with more work. "He's a workhorse and when he touches the ball, the more he touches it, the better he gets," Clements said Monday.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:34:34 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson was held out of the end zone in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints, but he posted a season-high 84 rushing yards on 18 carries. He also had four receptions for the third straight game, totaling 22 yards.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:24:06 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson carried 17 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Sept. 24. Benson also hauled in four receptions for 19 yards.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 07:35:31 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson had 24 touches in the team's Week 2 game and he could continue to see a heavier workload if opposing defenses are content sitting back with two deep safeties. Head coach Mike McCarthy has also said the offense needs some semblance of a balanced attack. Benson is also a volume back; he gets better with increasing carries.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:04:03 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson rebounded in Week 2, rushing 20 times for a game-high 81 yards against the Chicago Bears. He also caught four passes for 35 yards during the game.
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:51:35 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy praised RB Cedric Benson, saying that he has been "strictly business" and that he has been impressed with Benson.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 21:42:40 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson carried nine times for just 18 yards in his team debut in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. He did not have any receptions out of the backfield, and he wasn't even targeted once.
Fantasy Tip: Benson should probably get a pass, as the 49ers rush defense is one of the best, if not the best, in the NFL. He should do a little better for his fantasy owners in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears, his former team, in Thursday's game. The Bears allowed just 63 net rushing yards in Week 1, but they did give up a rushing score. Still, consider him more as a RB2 or 'flex' player.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:41:32 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy praised RB Cedric Benson Thursday, Sept. 6, saying he is happy with where he is at in learning the constantly evolving play book.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:08:24 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson sits atop the team's initial regular season depth chart heading into Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:06:28 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson said Tuesday, Aug. 28, that he feels he is in his prime. Benson also felt going to the Packers would be a good fit for him. "And it would be good to see a few fewer guys in the box, considering how strong (the Packers) in the pass game," Benson said.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:25:08 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green said Tuesday, Aug. 28, that RB Cedric Benson "is leading off," when asked if he or Benson would be starting in the team's regular season opener Sept. 9. Green also said it might be a "combo" effort, with the coaching staff addressing the situation further Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:23:48 -0700
Green Bay Packers RBs Cedric Benson and Alex Green are expected to see a bulk of the carries early in the regular season if RB James Starks (turf toe) is not ready to go. Starks has progressed slower than the team hoped. RB Brandon Saine (hamstring) is also in the mix for touches if Starks isn't ready.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 00:32:39 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson made his debut with the squad Thursday, Aug. 23, against his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals. Benson ran six times for 38 yards. "He's getting his feet wet. He made some runs out of nothing and did a nice job on some check-downs. It was good for him. We're excited to have him," said QB Aaron Rodgers.
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:15:46 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he has been impressed with RB Cedric Benson's work ethic and commitment since joining the team. "He's been motivated," McCarthy said. "He's taken my seat in the meeting room. He sits next to Aaron. I've been bumped back a row. I think that's a good thing. He's really into trying to learn this offense because I know I've said it a couple times already, he's trying to learn a different language. He's an accomplished football player. I'm glad he's here. He seems very motivated. And I know he's looking forward to playing Thursday."
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:03:08 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson is expected to see some action in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:01:08 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson is an extremely productive player, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. He does not have to change a lot to fit into the offense, just the language used.
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:16:16 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is hopeful FB John Kuhn (ankle) will return to practice soon. RB Cedric Benson (undisclosed) will practice Sunday, Aug. 19.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:23:44 -0700
Green Bay Packers newly added RB Cedric Benson did not play during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Cleveland Browns.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:42:33 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson signed a one-year deal worth $825,000. The deal does not include any incentives based on performance.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:49:51 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie acknowledged the team made a contract offer to Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson when he was a free agent; however, once the team knew what they had in RB Mike Goodson, they were content in letting Benson sign with another team. "By then, I liked what I had seen (of Goodson) so far," McKenzie said. "So whenever (Benson) made his decision to go there, they wanted to see if we wanted to ... 'No, you go ahead. You can go now. We're good.'"
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 05:25:38 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson said his goal is to be the team's No. 1 running back; however, head coach Mike McCarthy is not yet willing to address Benson's role in the offense.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 05:23:10 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson has recorded 12 fumbles in the last two seasons combined.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 05:19:44 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson said he can still be a 1,000-yard back in the NFL, even with the Packers being a pass-first offense. "I definitely have a goal to still rush for 1,000, 1,000-plus, and set up some big numbers," Benson said. "I understand it's not a run-first team and the run is not real heavy here, but there's times where a back gets the ball 25 times (in one game). I'm sure if things are rolling (and) the run game is set to the standard that we're hoping to achieve, it could be way more carries than that. I'm just staying positive and optimistic about it, and I know when I get my opportunities, I'm going to make the best of it."