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It's a one year deal according to Adam Schefter, wished we could've picked him up


August 12th, 2012, 4:34 pm
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He would've been a good signing for depth, but he didn't have much left in the tank, and he has off-the-field issues, which Schwartz has had enough of. I'd rather he signs some more DBs for some more competition in camp so we can get some good depth at those positions.

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Our RBs aren't the problem right now...

We have bigger probs in the secondary

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Cedric Benson chose Green Bay Packers over Lions, Raiders

Cedric Benson knows there's an expiration date stamped on any NFL player and that it seems to come sooner for running backs than anyone else.

Benson insists he has a lot left to give the Green Bay Packers despite carrying the ball more than 1,500 times over the past seven NFL seasons.

"I think I've got plenty," Benson said Monday. "I still feel good. I'm still loose, I diet well and I train well and do the best I can to contribute to the longevity of my career as best I know how. And I think I've got plenty of years left. I feel great."

The Packers signed the free-agent running back Sunday, hoping to add depth and productivity at a position that is being stretched thin by injuries just a few weeks into training camp.

Benson told FOXSportsWisconsin.com the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders both attempted to sign him before the Packers.

"Both teams that needed backs," Benson said. "They talk about a Super Bowl around here, not about winning their first playoff game."

Already missing James Starks because of a turf toe injury -- and not wanting to overtax second-year player Alex Green in his return from a season-ending knee injury -- the Packers' problems were compounded when they lost John Kuhn to an ankle sprain during Monday's practice.

Coach Mike McCarthy had to cut practice short by 20 minutes because the team simply didn't have enough running backs to get through all their drills.

Benson isn't likely to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, potentially leaving the Packers shorthanded.

"Year to year in this business, guys always have something to prove, you know?" Benson said. "There's a tendency of, 'What have you shown me lately? What have you done for me lately?' You're always out to leave your stamp on the game every season."

By signing Benson, the Packers apparently passed on the chance to re-sign veteran Ryan Grant, who is without a job after five solid seasons with the Packers.

"We have an idea of what kind of player we're bringing in because he's a veteran, an accomplished player," McCarthy said. "His pass protection and ball-carries and the things he's done in the past, it's always a transition. Some people believe in certain things are done certain ways. We'll teach him like we teach the rest of the guys. And I'm confident he'll be able to pass protect in our system."

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"Both teams that needed backs," Benson said. "They talk about a Super Bowl around here, not about winning their first playoff game."



"I want to work for something already built...not be part of the building myself".......douchebag

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August 14th, 2012, 10:54 am
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"Both teams that needed backs," Benson said. "They talk about a Super Bowl around here, not about winning their first playoff game."



"I want to work for something already built...not be part of the building myself".......douchebag


Agree. I hope he makes the Packers, and the Lions CRUSH them and him. I want Suh to rip his head off....

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August 14th, 2012, 12:16 pm
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"Both teams that needed backs," Benson said. "They talk about a Super Bowl around here, not about winning their first playoff game."



"I want to work for something already built...not be part of the building myself".......douchebag


Oh geez... would you rather go work for an experimental start up company, or Ford/GM? I think we all know the answer. I don't blame the guy one bit, and I'd hardly call him a "douche bag" for going to the Pack. The guy is in the twilight of his career. Why fault him for going to a contender when players do it all the time?


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regularjoe12 wrote:
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"Both teams that needed backs," Benson said. "They talk about a Super Bowl around here, not about winning their first playoff game."



"I want to work for something already built...not be part of the building myself".......douchebag


Oh geez... would you rather go work for an experimental start up company, or Ford/GM? I think we all know the answer. I don't blame the guy one bit, and I'd hardly call him a "douche bag" for going to the Pack. The guy is in the twilight of his career. Why fault him for going to a contender when players do it all the time?


Ok 1st....EVERYBODY who plays in GB is a douchbag... they can stop being one when they take off the green and yellow and play for another team.

and 2nd...Benson has been a dueche his whole career. the only time he ran hard in Chicago was when soemone was threatening to take his spot. Every time I'd watch him play or do an interview he comes off as a guy who feels entitled. Picking a winner doesnt neccessarily make you a douche..but Cedric is a douche to begin with and this is just another example of his douchelike behavior.

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August 14th, 2012, 1:12 pm
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What a douche!

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So being under 30 and only having 3 seasons over 214 carries puts him in the twilight of his career? Weird...

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I understand Benson wanting to go to a team that has a better chance of getting to the Super Bowl than the Raiders or Lions. Under the same circumstances, I would make the same choice. So would most anyone.

BUT...he should keep his mouth shut about it. Saying something simpler like "I feel they are the best fit for me" and leaving it at that would have been good. But, NO! This d-bag has to make mention of first playoff game.

That comment, that little clause he just had to add....THAT is precisely what makes him viewed as an @sshole by me.

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when cedric said that i hope he knows the packers won just as many playoff games as we did last year, and they lost at home, to a team that lost to the redskins twice. I dont want to sign a free agent who talks smack without realizing what hes saying. and i hope suh lays a cutler style hit on him


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