Cedric Benson will not play Thursday in the Green Bay Packers' second preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, according to Green Bay's official Twitter feed. There are no indications that the running back is injured. It appears that the Packers are giving Benson time to get in shape and get acclimated to the offense.
Analysis: It's nice that the Packers are giving Benson some time to get his feet underneath him after signing with the team Sunday. It's surprising that they can even afford the luxury how banged up the running back stable is. James Starks is week-to-week with turf toe, Brandon Saine is dealing with a lingering hamstring injury, and fullback John Kuhn suffered an ankle sprain Monday. The Packers could theoretically be down to second-year Alex Green, and rookies Marc Tyler and Duane Bennett against the Browns.
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