Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/10/12
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Prior to Cedric Benson's foot injury, there was no question he had become the Packers' No. 1 running back. Unlike a year ago, when James Starks and Ryan Grant split carries, nearly all handoffs this season had been going to Benson through the first five games. Now that Benson has been placed on injured reserve with the designation that he could return in Week 14, coach Mike McCarthy has to figure out what to do with the running game for at least the next two months."I have no time for competition," McCarthy said Wednesday. "We're going to take the hot hand. Alex (Green) and James both got reps today and so did Brandon Saine."The first carry will be Alex Green. He's a little farther ahead than James is right now and that's the way we'll go. But we have three halfbacks and we'll utilize all three of them."Starks has been a healthy inactive the past two games but entered training camp as Green Bay's starting running back. When Starks suffered a turf toe injury in the...
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