Our series of Cincinnati Bengals training camp previews starts with a look at the offensive backfield;
At this time last year, Andy Dalton was an unknown commodity, Carson Palmer was insisting he was home in California for good and Cedric Benson was a free agent awaiting the end of the NFL lockout and a call to go work for some team.
A lot has changed totally. Some things have changed indirectly.
The Bengals are now Dalton's team, and expectations for his second year in offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's offense are high. Benson is again a free agent, but he and the Bengals appear to have parted ways for good. The Bengals have signed BenJarvus Green-Ellis after a successful run in New England and will have him both compete for and share carries with Bernard Scott.
Replacing Benson's 273 carries and 1,067 yards from last season won't be easy, but the Bengals envision Green-Ellis and Scott forming an inside-out combo. Dalton's experience combined with what the team hopes will be a nat...