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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Raiders are in “no rush” to sign Cedric Benson. Benson to the Raiders would seem like an obvious fit because, while the Raiders do have running backs, Darren McFadden, Taiwan Jones, and Mike Goodson, none are power backs like Benson is. Benson to the Raiders has been speculated for weeks, but they appear to not be in any rush to sign him, which would explain why such an obvious fit hasn’t happened yet. That could change once Training Camp starts. Benson, who has been among the league’s top-10 in carries for 3 straight years, figures to sign somewhere eventually as teams assess their running back depth in Training Camp, even as he heads into his age 30 season.
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Veteran free agent RB Cedric Benson remains without a team as NFL clubs get set to open training camps in just days and he wonders why he is still unemployed. Benson was a guest Tuesday on Sirus XM NFL radio and became emotional when discussing his current situation. The veteran stated that “I have no idea”, when asked why he wasn’t on a current NFL roster. “I’m at a loss...
The late, great Hunter S. Thompson once wrote this about the Oakland Raiders “The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room was like hanging around the weight room at Folsom Prison. Not all of them were ex-cons, but there were always enough Killers and Rapists and Bank Robbers [...]
So far this summer the only team that we know of that's shown some interest in free agent running back Cedric Benson, is the Oakland Raiders.
Benson was a guest on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Adam Schein and said that the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers checked in on him earlier in the summer.
With a below average running back in Shonn Green, the Jets need...
It’s that time again, fantasy football season is here again and the Oakland Raiders have a lot of players that might be just the player you need to get you that extra point to win the championship this year. These are my top five fantasy players for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. 1. Darren McFadden [...]
The Green Bay Packers have shown interest in free agent running back Cedric Benson.
Green Bay joins Oakland and the New York Jets as the only three teams known to have interest in the 29-year-old vet who averaged a mere 3.7 yards per rushing attempt over his last two seasons in Cincinnati. The Packers could use a veteran running back with Ryan Grant not expected to...
Our series of Cincinnati Bengals training camp previews continues with a look at the offensive line and tight end positions;
The high hopes for the Bengals offense start with a budding superstar at wide receiver in A.J. Green and the continued growth of his quarterback, fellow second-year player Andy Dalton.
Somebody has to block for Dalton. And Green's impressive 65-catch rookie...
Our series of Cincinnati Bengals training camp previews starts with a look at the offensive backfield;
At this time last year, Andy Dalton was an unknown commodity, Carson Palmer was insisting he was home in California for good and Cedric Benson was a free agent awaiting the end of the NFL lockout and a call to go work for some team.
A lot has changed totally. Some things have changed...
Today we tackle the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders & superfans. Like most of you, we are itching for football season to start. In the midst of the dog days of summer, many get sick of baseball and start turning their attention to football. Don’t blame you a bit. To help quench your thirst, BC is going on a 32 team, 32 day, 32 gallery tour of NFL cheerleaders & superfans...
Kaelin Burnett #57
Weight: 234 lbs
Arm Length: N/A
Hand Size N/A
40 Yard Dash: 4.64
3 Cone Drill: 6.70
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.30
Bench Press: 20 reps
Vertical Jump: 34.5″
Broad Jump: 129″
Kaelin Burnett is the brother of Miami Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett. Kaelin began his career playing outside linebacker at Nevada, but was moved to...
This offseason the Oakland Raiders used their franchise tag on strong safety Tyvon Branch. Branch signed the 6.2 million dollar tender in May to ensure he would remain with the Raiders for at least the 2012 season. Now the two sides have reached an agreement that will keep Branch with the team for the next four seasons.
The new contract will be worth 26.6 million dollars...
The natural tendency for most people — analysts, fans and rivals alike — is to assume that any question mark about a team is by definition a weakness. If a player or position group is not considered a strength, then he/they must be a weakness, right?
Not necessarily. It is understandable to want to see guys “prove it” on the field before buying in, but having question marks...
If there is one thing on the side of the Cincinnati Bengals, it is youth. Andy Dalton, the red headed wonder who lines up behind center and should continue to be there for the next decade or so, is in his second year. A.J. Green, the star receiver who fans and analysts alike cannot praise highly enough, is in his second year. Geno Atkins, the sack master who dominated the trenches...
Kyle Cook offered stability when he was promoted as the team's starting center, replacing the departed (and depressingly ineffective) Eric Ghiaciuc in 2009. As a result Cook helped the Cincinnati Bengals become a top-ten rushing offense, which, along with a top-five defense, swept the division...
This is the second edition of my new Sunday column, where I talk about the most interesting/controversial stories of the week and put my spin on them. Last week, I defended against the criticisms on Andy Dalton's arm strength, talked about the big differences between BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Cedric Benson, and covered the in-game stadium experiences that the NFL is hoping...
With teams gearing up for training camp and preseason, they’ll have some decisions to make in six weeks regarding who gets cut from their eventual 53-man roster.
While those players memorize playbooks and make the most of their August playing time, there remains a bevy of former All-Pros still looking for work, as well as otherwise once-exceptional players.
Should teams experience...