The mysterious unemployment of Cedric Benson seems close to its end.
The 29-year-old running back, who rushed for 1,067 yards last season in Cincinnati, seems close to joining the Packers.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen tweeted the news Friday afternoon that Benson was in Green Bay, and expected to sign.
The Packers took a look at James Starks in exactly one game before making the move. Their own guy, Ryan Grant, hasn’t found a home after they allowed him to walk as a free agent, but Benson’s more of an inside runner.
Others had been rumored to be interested in Benson, notably the Raiders. But even though he goes against grain of typical Ted Thompson moves, he does give them a more proven option in the backfield.