Packers keeping tabs on Cedric Benson

April, 23, 2013
4/23/13
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Why are the Green Bay Packers bringing in free agent running back Cedric Benson for a visit Wednesday, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported?

The guess here is they want to gauge the progress of his recovery from the foot injury that ended his 2012 season after five games. Benson is a free agent and is still not fully healed, according to Schefter.

I hope that Benson's health wouldn't determine whether the Packers draft a running back, but it's important that they have the most updated information possible before the draft begins Thursday night. Depending on their results, they might be more motivated to re-sign him after the draft.

For now, the Packers have DuJuan Harris, James Starks and John Kuhn under contract at the position. Meanwhile, the video reveals the life story of Alabama's Eddie Lacy, one of the running backs many mock drafters have suggested the Packers select.

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