July 27, 2017

Uncertainty Hits the RB Position

Carson Palmer is threatening to retire. Chad Ochocinco would like to move on. Heading into the season, the only certainty for the Cincinnati Bengals seemed to be at the running back position, with the return of Cedric Benson.

As James Walker from ESPN.com points out, Benson’s status now is in doubt as well. If the Bengals believe Benson might be facing a significant suspension as a result of his reported arrest, they may look elsewhere to address the running back position.

I still think Benson will be a Bengal this season, but a suspension is a possibility, and it could make an uncertain roster even more shaky.


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  1. Clinton Collins says:

    Since there is no contract with him and the NFL, I do not see why he would get a suspension. Cedric Benson and every other player in the NFL are regular guys now with the lockout still in place. The only difference is that last year he had a contract the Bengals and he has a lot more money then we do. Now, I am in no way saying his actions should be disregarded, but lets remember he has a past with the law. So this is not a big shocker.

    • Brennen says:

      Before the lockout started, Goodell stated that the personal consuct policy would still be in place during the lockout. So anyone that go in trouble during the lockout is going to have to face the music when they come back

      • Right, but unless the Players association ok’s it, there will be no action against the players who screwed up during the lockout.

        The NFL will not want to face the NFLPA again so soon.


  1. […] Up until yesterday, everyone has assumed that one guy the team could count on would be Cedric Benson. It’s seemed a forgone conclusion that Ced would return for a fourth season in the Queen City, and would lead the Bengals rushing attack into the new era.  But with news coming that Benson was arrested today in Texas, and with league discipline of some kind seemingly imminent, it’s time for us to re-evaluate the position. […]