ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Green Bay Packers are expected to sign free agent running back Cedric Benson.
There were rumors that the Oakland Raiders were interested in Benson, but those rumors never came true.
It’s kind of surprising that no team wanted Benson until this late in free agency. He’s coming off of three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons as a running back in Cincinnati. While he’s certainly not the most dynamic running back available, he’s a reliable back that will provide you with good depth.
Benson will join a not-so-stellar backfield of the Packers which consists of James Starks, Brandon Saine and Alex Green.