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Ex-Bears running back Benson goes unclaimed on waivers

Updated: June 13, 2008, 10:41 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Any team in the National Football League could have claimed Cedric Benson off waivers for the cost of the remainder of his contract.

No one did. And now the former Chicago Bears running back, facing charges in Texas stemming from a pair of incidents, is now an unrestricted free agent.

The Bears cut Benson on Monday, following his arrest Saturday on drunken driving charges in Austin. It was Benson's second arrest in a month; he was charged on May 3 with boating while intoxicated ...

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