Cedric Benson's hip could land L.J. in stripes

Free-agent running back Larry Johnson has previously worn orange on a few occasions.  He could soon be wearing it for a living.

With rumors linking Johnson to the Bengals already growing, the absence of starter Cedric Benson from Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh due to a hip injury could prompt the team to get Johnson in the building sooner rather than later.

The thinking is that Johnson is, for now, taking a wait-and-see approach.  To date, no big-name running back with a contending team has suffered a season-ending injury.

Unless we’re missing someone.  We figure you’ll let us know if we are.