Originally written April 24, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Cedric Benson may be returning to the arch-rival of the team that originally drafted him. NFL Network reports that the Green Bay Packers are meeting with Cedric Benson today. On August 12, 2012, Benson signed a one-year deal with the Pack worth $825,000. On October 7, Cedric Benson suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot and got placed on IR. He only played three games with Green Bay last year, and averaged just 3.5 yards per carry. I thought the NFL was closing the book on the 4th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, but apparently the Packers and Cedric Benson are ready to give it another go. When the Bears picked Benson 4th overall in ’05, he became the highest drafted Bears player since Dan Hampton in 1979 an the highest drafted running back in franchise history since Walter Payton. Of, course the career of Cedric Benson and the career of Sweetness are two very different stories. Cedric Benson began his Bears career with a 36 day holdout, and never came even remotely close to living up t...
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