Packers running back Cedric Benson looked good in his return to Cincinnati on Thursday night, and he said afterward that he knows his old teammates wish he were still with them.
Benson gained 38 yards on six carries and caught one pass for 10 yards, and after the game many Bengals players hugged him on the field.
“It felt good,” Benson told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Just lets me know those guys miss me over there. I guess the run game hasn’t gotten up to par in Cincinnati yet. Those guys know the type of player I am. They know how I work. Developed a pretty good relationship with those guys.”
Benson had three straight 1,000-yard seasons in Cincinnati, but the Bengals decided not to bring him back this year. Benson’s comments suggest that some of his former teammates have told him they think letting him leave was a mistake.