Found August 12, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers have signed free agent running back Cedric Benson to a one-year deal.

Former Bengals RB Cedric Benson officially signed a one-year deal with the Green Bay Packers.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 12, 2012

Benson was brought in to help the Packers create a running game that’s been nonexistent in training camp as well as during the first preseason game.



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