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Cedric Benson Attempting a Comeback by Distributing Workout Video

We all remember Cedric Benson, the former 4th overall pick of the Chicago Bears back in the 2005 NFL Draft, who was eventually released back in 2008 following his second alcohol-related arrest in a span of five weeks. Well, the 31-year-old running back is apparently ready to give it one more go. Benson put together a respectable career, totaling 6,017 yards and 32 TDs on the ground...
Via Sports Mockery
14 days ago  |  Discuss

DuJuan Harris: Unforgotten in the Packers backfield

Well-publicized was the Green Bay Packers’ drafting of two running backs in the recent NFL Draft: Alabama’s Eddie Lacy (round 2, pick 61) and Jonathan Franklin (round 4, pick 125) out of UCLA. Less publicized, however, have been the running backs still on the Packers’ roster. This week, Packers’ brass revealed they were actively shopping James Starks, former playoff hero...
Via The Penalty Flag
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers reportedly won’t sign Cedric Benson right now

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports, the Green Bay Packers won’t be signing running back Cedric Benson right now.  They wanted to check on his foot. Packers aren’t going to sign RB Cedric Benson today. Just checking on his foot for now. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 24, 2013 Benson is recovering from Lisfranc surgery.  The Packers will likely see what...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cedric Benson meeting with Packers: returning for 2013?

Cedric Benson may be returning to the arch-rival of the team that originally drafted him. NFL Network reports that the Green Bay Packers are meeting with Cedric Benson today. On August 12, 2012, Benson signed a one-year deal with the Pack worth $825,000. On October 7, Cedric Benson suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot and got placed on IR. He only played three games with Green...
Via The Sports Bank
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers rumors: Green Bay to meet with Cedric Benson

The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to meet with running back Cedric Benson today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Free-agent RB Cedric Benson is scheduled to fly to Green Bay to meet with Packers on Wednesday, per sources. Almost healed from LisFranc. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2013 Schefter adds that the veteran running back is nearly recovered from...
Via NFL Injury Report
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cedric Benson scheduled to visit the Packers

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent running back Cedric Benson is scheduled to visit with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday. Free-agent RB Cedric Benson is scheduled to fly to Green Bay to meet with Packers on Wednesday, per sources. Almost healed from LisFranc. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2013 Benson had a solid season for the Packers in 2012 before...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Benson, Packers to meet Wednesday

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Running back Cedric Benson could be returning to the Packers for a second season. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Benson -- currently a free agent -- is flying to Green Bay on Wednesday to meet with the team. Benson, 30, was the Packers' starting running back when the 2012 season began. After rushing for 248 yards and one touchdown through four games...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cedric Benson To Meet With Packers Wednesday

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports free agent RB Cedric Benson is scheduled to fly to Green Bay to meet with Packers on Wednesday. Schefter adds that Benson is “almost healed“ from his Lisfranc surgery he underwent back in November. Benson, 30, has remained a fallback option for the Packers all along. He’ll likely require nothing more than veterans minimum at this point in...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cedric Benson reportedly drawing interest from teams

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent running back Cedric Benson is drawing some interest from teams around the league.Free-agent RB Cedric Benson is getting closer to 100 percent — and he is on teams’ radars.utexas.box.com/s/njdommo9fssf…— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2013I would think that any team that’s at least looking for a short yardage back...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Who will be the Packers starting running back?

Many die-hard cheese heads were heart-broken when Steven Jackson signed with the Atlanta Falcons last week. After having a non-effective run game last season, Ted Thompson now has to look at how he wants to improve this coming season. The quickest solution would be to sign a free agent who already knows the system and would probably come at a price they would be happy to spend. Enter...
Via The Penalty Flag
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Cedric Benson Has Low Odds Of Staying in Green Bay

According to Fox Sports Wisconsin, there's only about a 40 percent chance running back Cedric Benson will return to the Packers next season.Fantasy Spin:Benson missed most of the season with a Lisfranc injury. There isn't a high demand for running backs in their 30s so Benson could have trouble finding work this offseason.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Benson facing several minor charges

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers running back Cedric Benson has his fair share of recent off-the-field incidents piling up around Wisconsin. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Benson's Rottweilers have caused most of the issues. A police report cited by the paper states that the dogs attacked and bit 17 calves at a farm near Benson's home in Manitowoc County on Dec. 20....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Benson facing several minor charges

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers running back Cedric Benson has his fair share of recent off-the-field incidents piling up around Wisconsin. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Benson's Rottweilers have caused most of the issues. A police report cited by the paper states that the dogs attacked and bit 17 calves at a farm near Benson's home in Manitowoc County on Dec. 20....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cedric Benson allegedly allowed his dogs to run loose and attack livestock

Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is set to appear in court next month after neighbors claimed his dogs viciously attacked their baby livestock.The 30-year old Benson is also due in court for an unrelated incident involving speeding and driving without a license.Charges filed by his neighbors allege that Benson's two Rottweilers bit 17 calves at their Manitowoc County...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cedric Benson reportedly due in court for dog attack

Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is due in court next month after two of his dogs attacked his neighbors calves (Credit: AP Photo) In a bit of news you may never read again in your life, Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is reportedly due in court next month for an attack by his dogs. The attack was not on a human, or another dog, but on livestock. According...
Via Down and Distance
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Potential 2013 Green Bay Packers roster changes

The Green Bay Packers season is over and now we look onto 2013 to see what the roster changes might look like. The Packers will face the retirement of Donald Driver most likely, and that loss will be compounded by the loss of Greg Jennings. Parting ways with a wide receiver of Jennings’ caliber will be a tough decision, but this Packers wide receiver core doesn’t lack talent...
Via The Penalty Flag
January 13, 2013  |  1 Comment

Cedric Benson Done For The Season

Green Bay halfback Cedric Benson (foot) will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday. SOURCE: Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal-SentinelFantasy Spin:Benson suffered a Lisfranc sprain in Week 5 and hasn't played since. He was placed on injured reserve but given the "designated to return" tag so he was attempting to come back for a late season charge...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Foot Surgery Ends Benson's Season

Instead of sparking the offense for the stretch run upon coming off the new short-term injured reserve list, Cedric Benson's season ends with just 248 yards.
Via gnb.scout.com
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Benson to remain on IR for season

Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson will remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season after having surgery on his foot. The Packers made the announcement Thursday, one day after coach Mike McCarthy says Benson had surgery. Benson was placed on injured reserve but designated to return on Oct. 10 after spraining his left foot. He was eligible to resume practice,...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers' Benson out for season

Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson will miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery, head coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday. Benson had been the Packers' Injured Reserve after suffering a Lisfranc injury at Indianapolis. He ran for 248 yards on 71 carries with one touchdown. Running backs James Starks and Alex Green will continue to share time at running back.
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Cedric Benson won’t return this season

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media today that running back Cedric Benson will remain on injured reserve this season after undergoing surgery on his foot. McCarthy: Benson had surgery yesterday. He will not be back with us this season. — Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 29, 2012 Cedric Benson will remain on injured reserve the rest of the season. #packers...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers' Benson to have surgery, remain on IR

GREEN BAY, Wis. Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson will remain on injured reserve for the rest of this season after undergoing surgery Wednesday. Benson initially was placed on Green Bay's injured reserve Oct. 10 after a Lisfranc foot injury, but the team designated him for return under the NFL's new rule. Under this rule, Benson had to sit out six weeks of practice...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers' Benson to have surgery, remain on IR

GREEN BAY, Wis. Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson will remain on injured reserve for the rest of this season after undergoing surgery Wednesday. Benson initially was placed on Green Bay's injured reserve Oct. 10 after a Lisfranc foot injury, but the team designated him for return under the NFL's new rule. Under this rule, Benson had to sit out six weeks of practice...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

“Growing Concern” That Cedric Benson Is Done For The Season

According to Rob Demovsky of the Press-Gazette, there’s a “growing concern” that Packers RB Cedric Benson could be done for the season. Benson was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return because of a Lisfranc sprain that he suffered early on in the season. Green Bay was obviously hoping that he would be able to return at some point in time, but Lisfranc...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Cedric Benson spending IR stint moonlighting as strip club DJ

A foot injury has kept Cedric Benson from the football field in recent weeks, but nothing will keep the running back from spinning the hottest songs on the turntables. Benson has been on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury and hasn’t played for the Green Bay Packers since Week 6. But in his time away from the field, Benson has apparently been launching a second career as a professional...
Via NESN.com
November 26, 2012  |  3 Comments
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