Oakland Raiders: Team Reportedly Interested in RB Benson
Stuart Kovacs – Jun 19, 2012
The Oakland Raiders are reportedly interested in the services of free agent running back Cedric Benson, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Benson, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals, has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of the past three seasons.
The fourth-overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft was regarded by many as a “bust” after failing to amass anything over 750 yards in his first four seasons in the league.
However, his tenure with the Bengals has rejuvenated his career which started with the Chicago Bears.
If Benson can be anywhere near as productive as he’s been the last three seasons, he could be a viable replacement for Michael Bush, who signed a 4-year, $14 million contract this offseason with the Bears.
Nothing is imminent as of yet, but with starting running back Darren McFadden’s health concerns, adding depth at the position is smart thing to do.
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