Some Bengals reclamation projections work out very well, thank you.
Cincinnati picked up Cedric Benson off the scrap heap in 2008, then signed him to a two-year, $7 million contract last offseason. That’s one of the better free agent bargains of the last few seasons.
And like any undervalued NFL player, Benson now wants a raise. His representatives recently approached the Bengals about a contract extension, according to the Dayton Daily News. The Bengals are “open” to the idea, but no timetable has been set for talks.
We suspect the Bengals won’t be in a huge hurry. Benson is only 27 years old, but must prove his career revival is lasting. Cincinnati should have bigger priorities to re-sign, like cornerback Johnathan Joseph.
After all, Benson won’t be a bargain any longer if the team quickly awards him a raise.