ATLANTA - FILE: Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 24, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. According to reports on July 31, 2011 the Bengals will re-sign Benson to a one year deal. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Green Bay Packers are expected to sign free agent running back Cedric Benson, according to a report.
Cedric Benson is in Green Bay, expected to sign with— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 10, 2012
#Packers, per sources
Green Bay entered training camp a little light at the running back position. James Starks has been the go-to back in camp so far, but he has struggled. Alex Green is recovering from a torn ACL.
Benson will not be leaned on much at 29-years-old, but he should find some room to run in an offense centered around Aaron Rodgers and a lethal passing attack. Details of the expected arrangement were not reported at the time.
Benson rushed for 1,067 yards last season with six touchdowns. He averaged 3.9 yards per carry on 273 attempts.
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