Guess who’s in Green Bay today?
Former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Cedric Benson is in Green Bay and is expected to sign a contract today with the Packers according to ESPN and Chris Mortensen. Benson who spent the last 4 seasons with the Bengals including 3 consecutive 1,000 yard seasons was not offered a contract by Cincinnati and went unsigned throughout the summer.
Benson couldn’t understand why he wasn’t offered a contract but getting passed over could be a blessing in disguise. The glaring weakness in the Packers offense has been the running game, and last night’s pre -season game showed no improvement with the Packers running backs, led by potential starter James Starks, averaging only 2.1 yards per carry on 22 attempts.
This could be a perfect fit for Benson where he won’t have to come in and be counted on to carry the offense, but just to compliment Aaron Rodgers and their potent offense. As much as I dislike Benson from his Bears tenure this signing really isn’t a good thing for the Bears and their fans!
Do you think Benson will help the Packers running game?