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Cedric Benson

Cedric Benson - #32 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 227 lbs.
Birthday 12/28/1982
Birthplace Midland, TX
College Texas
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 4th pick by Bears

Packers RB Benson has surgery, will not return in 2012

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that RB Cedric Benson had surgery on his injured foot and will not be back this season.

Starks shaping up as Packers' primary RB

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
It’s starting to look like James Starks is going to carry the load in the Packers’ ground attack the same way he did in 2010.

Packers place RB Benson on new I.R. list

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Packers placed RB Cedric Benson on the injured reserve list with the designation to return.

Report: Benson out eight weeks, may need surgery

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
Packers RB Cedric Benson will miss eight games and maybe rest of the season with a Lisfranc foot injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Key matchup: Packers RB Cedric Benson vs. Saints run defense

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Packers’ Cedric Benson could become the latest running back to break out against New Orleans’ porous run defense.

Packers sign RB Benson

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Veteran RB Cedric Benson has signed with the Packers, the team announced on Sunday.

Benson best of role-playing UFAs available

Posted July 03, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Useful role players can still be found in July, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening, who takes a look at some of the better UFAs still available.

Bengals add RB Green-Ellis

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Bengals have added a new piece to their offense, agreeing on Wednesday to a three-year deal with RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Free-agent scouting report: Bengals RB Cedric Benson

Posted March 04, 2012 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
RB Cedric Benson jump-started his career in Cincinnati, but could he be on the move?

Bengals have need, resources to bolster RB, WR ranks

Posted Feb. 24, 2012 @ 10:28 p.m. ET
The Bengals are in an interesting position entering free agency. They have needs at WR and RB and the money to address those needs.

Continuity should benefit Bengals' offense

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The return of coordinator Jay Gruden should be a positive for the Bengals' offense, which has upside to improve in 2012.

Bengals' approach at RB bears watching

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
With Cedric Benson a free agent at season's end, the Bengals' plans at tailback bear watching. 

RB Benson returns to Bengals on two-day exemption

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
RB Cedric Benson rejoined the Bengals on a two-day roster exemption Monday, which allows him to practice without counting against the active roster.

Report: Benson's suspension reduced to one game

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
Bengals RB Cedric Benson's suspension has reportedly been reduced from three games to one game and a fine.

Benson not letting distractions affect his work

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Cedric Benson has kept his focus on football, Bengals RB coach Jim Anderson tells PFW.


Posted Oct. 10, 2012
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.
Posted Oct. 07, 2012
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.
Posted Sept. 25, 2012
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.
Posted Aug. 12, 2012
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.
Posted Aug. 10, 2012
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.