Cedric Benson Arrives At Training Camp

The newest member of the Green Bay Packers took part in his first practice Monday.  Running back Cedric Benson, who signed Sunday, did some light work but spent much of the practice trying to learn as much of the Packers offense as possible.  The Cincinnati Bengals decided to not sign Benson after he ran for 1,067 yards and six touchdowns in 2011.  Benson was asked is he has something to prove…

Cedric Benson’s first Packers practice

Benson was selected by the Chicago Bears with the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft.  In seven seasons in the league, Benson has rushed for 5,769 yards on 1,529 carries and he has scored 31 touchdowns.  Benson was asked if he has anything left in the tank…

Since 2008, Benson has been arrested four times and was suspended for one game last season.  He said that the off the field issues are a thing of the past…

According to sources, Benson signed a one-year deal with the Packers for the veterans minimum.  That deal did not include a signing bonus.  The new collective bargaining agreement states that players can not work in pads the first two days after signing with a new team, so it is unlikely that Benson will play Thursday night.

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