Jan 26, 1997; New Orleans, LA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Green Bay Packers running back Edgar Bennett (34) carries the ball past New England Patriots defensive end Mike Jones (96) and Willie Clay (32) during Super Bowl XXXI at the Superdome. The Packers defeated the Patriots 35-21. Mandatory Credit: US PRESSWIRE

Edgar Bennett: History of the Packers


Everyone remembers Edgar Bennett and knows he is the now the Packers wide receivers coach.

Here’s a bit of history about the guy.

It’s courtesy of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Enjoy

Packers Upgrade Their Running Attack

 

 

Edgar Bennett

 

 Edgar Bennett

 

March 30, 1993 - The Packers send a fourth-round draft choice to the New England Patriots in exchange for running back John Stephens. Stephens, a 1,000-yard rusher as a rookie in 1988, is expected to bolster a running game that ranked 21st in yards gained (out of 28 teams) in 1992. “We’re looking for him to start,” Packers coach Mike Holmgren says. “We have Darrell Thompson and Edgar Bennett. It’s a situation where they’ll all get a chance to prove what they can do.” Stephens plays in five games for the Packers (gaining 173 yards) before being traded to Atlanta in an October deal that nets Eric Dickerson, then receiver Carl Pickens after Dickerson fails his physical.

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