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1) Introduction: Coming into the season, the Packers made it clear that they wanted to improve their running game in 2012. Cedric Benson was supposed to be the feature back, thus giving the Packers a more balanced offense. Prior to signing with the Packers, Benson had at least 1,000 rushing yards in three consecutive seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Benson signed with the Packers Aug. 21 and served as the starter until he suffered an injury in week five.
Cedric Myron Benson
Born: 12/28/1982, in Midland, TX
Rookie Year: 2005
NFL Experience: 8 years
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3) Expectations coming into the season: Some had high hopes for Benson in 2012. Having eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards in three straight seasons, the Packers hoped for a similar result. Once Benson arrived in town in the summer, there was no question as to who the starting running back was—it was Benson. But with perhaps the league’s best quarterback ...
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According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is looking to make $14 million per season.
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Tom Pelissero of ESPN “heard” that Packers impending free agent WR Greg Jennings could be seeking a contract that would pay him as much as $14 million per year.
Lot of opinions here about what top receiver UFAs may command. Heard Greg Jennings wants $14M/year. Tough to see that happening.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 22, 2013
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Veteran James Jones led all wide receivers in touchdown catches last season
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