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NFL Rumors: Cedric Benson Returning To Cincy?

It was suggested a little while ago by Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer that the Cincinnati Bengals could retain free agent-to-be Cedric Benson if they removed offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski.

As of yesterday, the Bengals appear to be entertaining the idea of bringing former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress which may be the first step in retaining Benson. Marvin Lewis provided some comments on the teams plans for Benson by saying that “Ced’s passion and energy will make us a great football team again and I don’t want to curtail that and you have to take the bad with the good,” he said, per Reedy. “I opened up the season talking that it was going to be difficult for Ced with all the attention going to the receivers and that he was going to have to hang through this.”

The Miami Dolphins appear to be linked to nearly every available running back other than the two running backs that they currently have. Benson wold be a good investment for any team that’s in need of help at the running back position mainly because of his age and the limited amount of work that he’s received over the course of his career.

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