The last time we heard about running back Cedric Benson, he was paying off three citations he received while in Wisconsin during his stint with the Packers.
Those citations don’t have much to do with his football career, but the same can’t be said of the Lisfranc injury that cut short his football season. Benson’s been rehabbing the injury for several months and it appears that he’s almost back to full speed.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Benson is getting closer to 100 percent in rehab from his foot problem and provides a link to a video of Benson working out that displays his improved physical condition. Benson ran for 248 yards and a touchdown in five games with Green Bay last season, the first time in the last four years that he failed to cross the 1,000-yard mark and scored fewer than six touchdowns.
Schefter further reports that Benson is “on teams’ radar,” but it’s hard to believe there will be a deal coming in the near future. Benson will still need to prove his health and teams will likely wait until after the draft to address any other holes on the roster. For Benson and veteran backs like Ahmad Bradshaw and Felix Jones, that means waiting a little bit longer before landing a job for the 2013 season.