Benson will remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season after having surgery on his foot.|||||||
Benson was placed on injured reserve but designated to return on Oct. 10 after spraining his left foot. He was eligible to resume practice, and could have played as early as Dec. 9 against Detroit. But he never did practice, and said last week he was considering surgery. Benson finishes the year with 248 yards rushing on 71 carries.
Benson left Sunday's game against the Colts in the second quarter with a left foot injury.|||||||
Benson appeared to get his cleat caught in the turf as he was being tackled.
Benson ran for 45 yards and a touchdown during Monday's controversial 14-12 loss at Seattle.|||||||
Benson also hauled in four receptions for the second consecutive week, giving him added value in PPR leagues. He could be in line for another big game in Week 4 against a Saints defense that ranks last in the NFL with 215.0 rushing yards allowed per game.
Benson signed with Green Bay on Sunday. He spent the last four years with Cincinnati, but the Bengals showed little interest in re-signing the eight-year veteran.|||||||
The 29-year-old Benson rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons. He was Chicago's top draft pick in 2005.
Benson has visited the Green Bay Packers, who may be looking to boost their depth at running back.|||||||
Benson is a free agent after four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He had 273 carries for 1,067 yards and six touchdowns rushing last season and has surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in each of the past three seasons. The Packers did not re-sign veteran free agent Ryan Grant in the offseason, leaving James Starks as the most experienced member of a young backfield.