GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers running back Cedric Benson is sure of one thing: He's going to play again this season.
Benson suffered a Lisfranc foot sprain in Week 5 and was placed on injured reserve. However, Green Bay took advantage of the NFL's new rule that allows each team to designate one injured-reserve player for return. That rule keeps Benson from practicing for six weeks and from playing in a game for eight weeks, but the first of those two deadlines expires next week.
"I think we're still a little bit out from practicing, from putting on a cleat and pounding on it like that," Benson said Friday at his locker. "I think we're still a couple of weeks away from that, but very close, very close.
"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 (in a game)."
Even if Benson had recovered by this point, he'd be ineligible to play this Sunday in Detroit, on the road Nov. 25 ag...