Bengals sign Cedric Benson

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Bengals sign RB Benson
Posted by MarkCurnutte at 9/30/2008 4:11 PM EDT
Just in from Bengals PR: (Looks like a solid move, but Benson won't do much better than Chris Perry if the run blocking by the offensive line doesn't improve.)


The Bengals today signed free agent running back Cedric Benson and placed running back DeDe Dorsey on the Reserve/Injured list. Dorsey, a third-year player from Lindenwood College, played in this season’s first four games but suffered a hamstring injury last weekend against Cleveland.


Benson (5-11, 220; Texas) is a fourth-year NFL player. He was Chicago’s first-round selection in the 2005 draft (fourth overall) after a Texas career that included 5540 rushing yards and the third-most touchdowns (64) in NCAA history.


Benson played in 35 games with 12 starts for the Bears from 2005-07, rushing for 1593 yards on 420 carries (3.8) with 10 touchdowns. He also had 26 receptions for 180 yards. He had an additional 104 rushing yards with a TD and 24 receiving yards in the 2006 postseason, as Chicago advanced to Super Bowl XLI against Indianapolis.


Last season, though missing five games with an injury, he posted career highs for rushing yards (674), receptions (17) and receiving yards (123). He started Games 1-11, but suffered a season-ending ankle injury on Nov. 25 vs. Denver and was placed Nov. 27 on Chicago’s Reserve/Injured list.

LOL @ the delusion setting in. Where's the YPC stat? Going on and on about his "postseason" career and his "career highs" last year. FUCKING LAWL.

One of the comments on the article claims that Benson is "Better than what's out there."

OK, sorry, it's just getting kind of sad now. My bad.

bears fan here.. benson is an idiot. he just puts his head down and run forward. he always just runs into a pile and gets tackled.

The only RB that would be able to run behind that pathetic O-Line is Barry Sanders if he was in his prime.  It doesn't matter who they sign if they don't start blocking people.



Didn't the Bears let Benson go because he got a couple DUI's?  Well, that and the fact that he sucks.  The Bengals taking a shot at a guy with character and legal issues.  Shocking.



Dear Mike Brown - please hurry up and die so we can get a real owner in here.


 3.2 yds/carry would probably have something to do with the Bears parting ways with Benson.

LOL @ this signing!

Best part is the following:
"(Looks like a solid move, but Benson won't do much better than Chris Perry if the run blocking by the offensive line doesn't improve.)"

Is this the PR announcement, markcurnette analysis, or memoryblues analysis? Whichever it is pure comedy.

I thought the Bengals were done with signing or drafting head cases.

thePetester - LOL @ this signing!

Best part is the following:
"(Looks like a solid move, but Benson won't do much better than Chris Perry if the run blocking by the offensive line doesn't improve.)"

Is this the PR announcement, markcurnette analysis, or memoryblues analysis? Whichever it is pure comedy.


Please. I'm maladjusted and vitriolic. Not delusional.