When Bob Bratkowski was still the Bengals’ offensive coordinator, it looked like Cedric Benson would return to the team. Now Marvin Lewis has made it clear the team wants Benson back.
The Bengals head coach indicated the first thing the team would do after the new league year starts is bring back Benson. This agrees with previous reports, and the need was amplified during the draft.
Cincinnati was reportedly looking at running back Daniel Thomas atop round three before the Dolphins traded ahead of them to grab him. The team wound up not taking a running back until their final pick of the draft: Baylor’s Jay Finley.
That should give Benson plenty of leverage when he negotiates his likely return to the team.