Cedric Benson to Green Bay?

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Cedric BensonESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that free agent Cedric Benson is currently in Green Bay and expected to sign with the Packers. Green Bay is no doubt a very pass-happy offense, but adding a veteran presence to the backfield may help in key division games or in tough redzone situations. Benson is ageing rapidly, especially with his off-season problems and visits to the local state penitentiary. Benson is durable and not a bad blocker. His role in Green Bay will likely be a rotation player that helps in key situations.

Staying out of trouble will be an important part of his time in Green Bay. Last year (July 17) Benson was arrested in Austin, Texas for a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine. Benson was released from jail on September 3, after only five days of his sentence. He received a one game suspension, enacted in week 8.

Fantasy Factor: Many forget Benson had over 1,000 yards rushing for the Bengals last season. His career rushing average has always been solid and with the Packers backfield looking unspectacular these days, the chance the former-bengal becoming a centerpiece in this offense isn’t out of the question. Fantasy owners should have an open mind when looking at the depth chart of Packers backfield if Benson signs

Cedric Benson Career Stats

Year Team G Att yards avg TD rec yrds TD
 2005-06 Chicago 9 67 272 4.1 0 1 3 0
 2006-07 Chicago 15 157 647 4.1 6 8 54 0
 2007-08 Chicago 11 196 674 3.4 4 17 123 0
 2008-09 Cincinnati 12 214 747 3.5 2 20 185 0
 2009-10 Cincinnati 13 301 1251 4.2 6 17 111 0
 2010-11 Cincinnati 16 321 1111 3.5 7 28 178 1
 2011-12 Cincinnati 15 273 1067 3.9 6 15 82 0
 Career 91 1529 5769 3.8 31 106 736 1
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Mike Rigz

Mike is the founding member at Gridiron Experts with over 1000+ articles credited to his name. With over 20 years of fantasy experience, Mike has a very unique style when picking sleepers and gems. He has always had a outside the box look on the NFL and rarely gets sucked into the hype over players or buzzing offenses. Mike looks at the game as a whole and doesn't focus solely on individual stats. Football is not Baseball, and you need to factor in more when researching players to draft. Mike has one year old son and is expecting a daughter in late July (2015).

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