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Packers RB Cedric Benson is aiming to return to the team around December 16, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin.
“Cedric had the opportunity to have some testing done (recently) and everything’s positive. His rehab has picked up,” said head coach Mike McCarthy. “We’ll see where we are next week. We don’t have a startup date exactly when he’s going to be ready. (But) we had some good news in the past seven days.”
Benson was placed on the injured reserve list with the designation to return, which makes him eligible to return in Week 14, but Benson apparently believes he has a shot to play in Week 15′s game against Chicago.
The Packers running game has been pretty disappointing since Benson went down, so getting him back should at least improve their ground attack to some degree.
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