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Former Bears/Bengals running back Cedric Benson,
How many of you were caught off guard with the Reggie Wells signing? How about the Cedric Benson signing? Me too. Now for all of us who think we know Ted Thompson, we’d naturally think that in response to the spate of injuries (which is also unusually high enough for a training camp that head coach Mike McCarthy has had to tone down and shorten practices just to keep his players fresh), Thompson would go and sign some young guy we’ve never heard of, probably from a school that we’ve never heard of and also probably with only a few, if any, years of experience in the NFL.
The “standard” Ted Thompson MO has so far been low-risk/high reward, meaning that by signing young unknown players, he is minimizing the risk of his investment (i.e. the contract) since young unproven players can be had for much lower costs. When Thompson hits he gets Tramon Williams, when he doesn’t he gets Maurice Simpkins (who?); either way the Packers can’t re...
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Fourth-quarter fumbles can turn the Packers low-risk signing of Cedric Benson into a disaster.
For a team that doesn’t run the ball much, the Packers sure like to talk about the importance of running the ball.
Yes, a good running game is nice to have, but it’s not necessary, especially with a QB like Aaron Rodgers and the Packers talented WRs.
It would be nice to see the Packers get...
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Cedric Benson is expected to be the Packers' Week 1 starter at running back.Fantasy Spin:Benson is the healthiest halfback Green Bay has right now so it's not surprising that he has the inside track on the starting job at this point. Benson has quietly racked up three consecutive 1,000 yard seasons. He's unlikely to reach that...
Former Bengals running back Cedric Benson, #32, was the big addition to the Packers roster this past week.
As the Green Bay Packers Training Camp unfolds, I am going to do my best to track the players along the depth chart. While things will certainly change over the course of the preseason, this gives us an idea of how the coaches are valuing the players.
Please note that this is...
Former Bengals running back Cedric Benson is looking forward to going up against his former team this week when he suits up as a member of the Green Bay Packers.
“It’s going to be fun, to say the least,” said Benson per Cincinnati.com. “It’ll be good just to go against that defense. I’ve seen all those guys coming in, I’ve seen them work together, so...
When he stepped on the practice field on Sunday, Cedric Benson had six practices and two preseason games to get ready for the regular season. To get ready, Benson has joined the quarterbacks' meetings. That and more from Monday at Ray Nitschke Field.
Veteran running back Cedric Benson rushed for 1,067 yards last season
Cedric Benson signed a one-year contract worth the veteran’s minimum ($825,000) earlier in the week. That’s not surprising. A 29-year-old running back with baggage isn’t going to command much coin in today’s NFL. The surprise is that the deal includes no incentives. But after listening to what the former...
One of the players that Players View has followed very closely this year is Packers running back Cedric Benson.
As he moved away from the Bengals and into free agency it took longer than we projected for him to find a home but once he did, it looks like he found one that will stick.
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Packers Preseason Perspectives
There is no getting around the fact that last week’s Packers – Browns game was ugly (for the Packers). Yes the Browns played their starters much longer than the Packers did, and yes the Packers had 18 players out with injuries, so excuses are readily available. But the bottom line is, the Packers team on the field that night, did not look like...
Seattle’s Tavaris Jackson would be a good backup quarterback for the Packers
Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy have given no indication that they’re looking to replace Graham Harrell as the team’s backup quarterback, but that isn’t going to stop me from speculating on possible replacements. The pickings are very slim, but here are three players who I feel would upgrade the position...
The 2012 fantasy football is full of former early-round busts. Yet many of these busts are poised for big comebacks. Here are just a few former fantasy boom to bust sleepers that have the potential to bring you back major value in your fantasy football season.