Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 2/23/12
It’s often said that history repeats itself and if Cedric Benson joined the New England Patriots in 2012 the statement would again be true. In 2011 Benson eclipsed the coveted 1000 yard milestone for the third consecutive year but his off the field issues and declining numbers has left his future with the Cincinnati Bengals in doubt.  Since the end of the season, Benson hasn’t heard from his current team and when it comes to contract talks, no news is bad news.  If the Bengals don’t attempt to resign Benson he will become a free agent on March 13th.  Might he sign with the Patriots? The New England Patriots are notorious for dumpster diving and finding treasures in other teams trash.  Back in 2004, New England brought in another running back from Cincinnati; Corey Dillon.  All the Patriots did with Dillon was rejuvenate his career and win back-to-back Super Bowls.  Although the Chad Ochocinco experiment of 2011 was a complete bust, the Super Bowl once again proved that the Patriots can’t live on (Tom) Brady alone.  They need a running game that can move the sticks and chew the clock.  They need Cedric Benson. At 5-11, 227 lbs, Benson is a [...]
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