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Pro Football Zone:
One of the most important skills that an NFL running back must learn is how to pass protect and pick up the blitz in order to keep their quarterback upright.
The reason the Green Bay Packers ended up having to sign free agent Cedric Benson is because it became clear to them that James Starks wasn’t going to give them much more in terms of on the field production and he also wasn’t good enough in pass protection.
“I get the feeling we might have seen the best of what he had to offer in the (2010) playoffs,” one daily team observer said, per ProFootballWeekly. “I’ll tell you what: None of these RBs can pick up the blitz, which is going to keep (FB John) Kuhn on the field more.”
BEST OF MAXIM
There have been some happenings in Packers camp the past couple of days so I saw it as a chance to write up a summary of what is going on so people are aware.
It seems the injury Desmond Bishop suffered during the Packers pre-season game against the Chargers was a bad one. Bishop will be out for the season. This is a big hit to the Packers defense that was already struggling...
There are no boats in Green Bay Juan…
Cedric Benson is officially a Packer and here is the first look at #32 in a Packers uniform. What do I expect from him this season? Should be a solid RB4 with upside depending on the workload the Packers plan to give him or any of their RBs for that matter. Something to keep an eye on in the next few weeks.
The Fantasy Elevator
New running back Cedric Benson arrives with questions about his hefty career workload, ball security and off-the-field issues. Nonetheless, the Packers went with Benson over Ryan Grant.
As expected, the Packers have bolstered their backfield.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cedric Benson officially signed a one-year contract on Sunday, becoming Green Bay’s newest running back. Financial terms aren’t yet available, though the pact is likely for the league minimum.
Benson, 29, had been on the Packers’ radar for the last week due to starter James Starks‘ recent...
Before the addition of Cedric Benson, the Packers had been down to four running backs for practice this week, with injuries to James Starks and Brandon Saine, among others. At least by the numbers, Benson offers a dramatic upgrade to a young position.
Nobody has broken down the Cedric Benson transaction like Packer Report, and we continue by providing some must-read context to Benson's fumbling history. Plus, our rookie of the day is an undrafted free agent and our position of the day is the eyeballs-deep defensive line.
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...
If the 2012 preseason is beginning to make fans think of a couple years ago when the Packers were a walking MASH unit, there's good reason. There are currently something like 18 players who are being held out of practice because of various injuries. That obviously creates opportunities for those players who are the next guys in, as they say. But it also creates concerns for coaches...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Cedric Benson knows that his new team, the Green Bay Packers, are a pass-first offense. But Benson, a 29-year-old running back who was drafted fourth overall in 2005, doesn't believe that signing with the Packers means it's necessarily the end of his three-consecutive-year streak of rushing for at least 1,000 yards."I definitely have a goal to still...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Cedric Benson is on his way to Green Bay.
In an exclusive interview with FOXSportsWisconsin.com, Packers running back Alex Green confirmed Benson's imminent arrival.
"I was informed today that Cedric Benson will be coming in, so that's a great thing for us," Green told FOXSportsWisconsin.com on Sunday afternoon. "It'll help the team out...
Green Bay halfback back James Starks is suffering from turf toe and his status is considered "week-to-week."Fantasy Spin:Second-stringer Brandon Saine is out with a hamstring injury and Alex Green has been dealing with knee issues, so right now the Packers are looking pretty banged up at running back. All of that is good news for Cedric Benson, who signed with the Packers...
Two former Bengals have warranted updates in the 2012 Cosby Sweaters Team Depth Charts as the Miami Dolphins released Chad Johnson following his weekend arrest, although Joe Philbin maintains one specific incident did not contribute to his release. Also, the Packers finally signed Cedric Benson after days of speculation following last week’s visit with the front office.