On the flip side, we also understand that the Packers have been successful the past few years with a minimal rushing attack. Save for Ryan Grant, who the team has not brought back to date, the Packers have relied on inexperienced running backs and even a fullback (John Kuhn) as their featured backs the past couple of seasons.
Benson rushed for more than 1,000 yards last year and scored six touchdowns, but the Bengals still have no interest.
With the Packers looking to rely on two running backs (James Starks and Alex Green) who are both coming back to the team after having missed most of last year with serious knee injuries, depth is a concern, as is experience. Benson would provide both.
Though simply a rumor, this move would be a good one for the Packers. Given Packers GM Ted Thompson’s recent run through free agency and the draft, it would seem that he has let up on the reigns of building only through the draft. With his most recent history, Thompson may play the field and make an attempt at signing Benson, who could end his career with a team that has only a Super Bowl Championship in its sights.
Time will tell.
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