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It sounds like Cedric Benson is about to officially be named the Packers' starting running back for this season, according to Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Benson's biggest competition for that spot during Green Bay's recent training camp practices has been second-year running back Alex Green. However, with Green still somewhat limited 10 months after tearing his ACL, Benson will likely get the nod as the starter.
"Cedric is leading off," Green said when asked if he or Benson would be starting when the Packers begin the regular season on Sept. 9.
Green added that it could be a "combo" effort between he and Benson, with the coaching staff further addressing the situation on Wednesday.
"He's doing a great job of picking things up," Green said of Benson, who signed with the Packers on Aug. 12. "He's a very smart player, obviously a good running back. We're just working with what we got right now and making the best of it." Source: The Redzone
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Veteran tailback Cedric Benson will start week one against the 49ers, as the majority of the Green Bay backfield is currently injured. According to a report on CBSsports.com, Benson has been confirmed as the week one starter by fellow tailback Alex Green.
“Cedric is leading off,” Green told reporters. “He’s doing a great job of picking things up. He’s a very smart player...
According to Paul Imig of FOX Sports Wisconsin, it looks like Cedric Benson will be the Green Bay Packers starting running back when the 2012 season kicks off in just under two weeks.
“It sounds like Cedric Benson is about to officially be named the Packers’ starting running back for this season.
“Benson’s biggest competition for that spot during Green Bay’s recent...
The Green Bay Packers aren’t really known for having a running game. However, during Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, it was the running game that dominated the first half. Newly acquired RB Cedric Benson and QB Aaron Rodgers highlighted an element of the Packer’s offense that had been missing for some time now. With [...]
According to multiple sources, Cedric Benson has really impressed the Packers since they signed him a couple weeks ago. These sources include the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, several scouts, the Packers’ official website, and even running backs coach Alex Van Pelt. Benson seems to have fully taken James Starks’ old job and will get the bulk of the running down carries, with Alex...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It sounds like Cedric Benson is about to officially be named the Packers' starting running back for this season.
Benson's biggest competition for that spot during Green Bay's recent training camp practices has been second-year running back Alex Green. However, with Green still somewhat limited 10 months after tearing his ACL, Benson will likely get...
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The Green Bay Packers didn't necessarily need to get better on offense to contend for the Super Bowl this season. They did anyway, signing veteran free agent running back Cedric Benson in the middle of camp.
But the Packers clearly needed to improve on defense. And with their Sept. 9 opener against San Francisco in sight, it's not clear how much progress they've made...
So many things can be attributed to the success of the Green Bay Packers over the last five years that it is staggering. The foundation was set when they named Aaron Rodgers the successor to Brett Favre and finally cut out the drama with the latter. Not to mention shrewd drafting (Clay Matthews, Greg Jennings, [...]
Practice Squad Players have plenty of time to do this
2012 Packers Practice Squad Eligible Players:
3rd year players:
Anthony Levine (On Packers practice squad 16 games in 2010 and 8 games in 2011)
Graham Harrell (on practice squad 13 games and active for 3 games in 2010 and on practice squad 12 games, 53-man roster 4 games, active roster 1 game in 2011)
2nd year players:
Playoff Teams are in bold. NFC North: 1. Green Bay (15-1) 2. Detroit (10-6) 3. Chicago (9-7) 4. Minnesota (3-13) Green Bay is once again clearly the best team in football, and it all starts with Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers has more than his fair share of weapons and an improved ground-game featuring Cedric Benson. [...]
Graham Harrel finished with a perfect passer rating vs Chiefs
Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs:
My unfitered game day recap and blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today:
Inactives tonight: Charles Woodson, Davon House, James Starks, Robert Francois, Jeff Saturday, Andrew Datko, Ryan Pickett, Donald Driver and Tom Crabtree.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Backup quarterback Graham Harrell finally came through with the strong preseason performance the Green Bay Packers were looking for, driving the offense for touchdowns on all three of his possessions in a 24-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.Harrell completed 13 of 15 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns in both teams' final tuneup Thursday night...
Backup quarterback Graham Harrell finally came through with the strong preseason performance the Green Bay Packers were looking for, driving the offense for touchdowns on all three of his possessions in a 24-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Harrell completed 13 of 15 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns in both teams' final tuneup Thursday night.
Graham Harrell threw for 223 yards and two touchdown passes on Thursday and the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 24-3, in the preseason finale for both teams.
Harrell, who entered training camp as the favorite to replace departed backup Matt Flynn, closed his otherwise shaky preseason on a high note as he ended 13 of 15 with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Alex Green...
GREEN BAY PACKERS JAMES STARKS CAREER MAYBE HE HISTORY.
Often I have bought cut flowers from the farmers market and got them home and I was so enamored with them. Their colors their smell, they made the house a home. Surely, they would last for weeks. The next morning sadly I realized, these flowers were not meant to live in a vase. Their time was limited and soon they found...