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Marvin Lewis: Cedric Benson to play

Updated: September 28, 2011, 5:12 PM ET
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CINCINNATI -- Running back Cedric Benson will play for the Cincinnati Bengals against the Buffalo Bills despite his pending three-game suspension, coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday.

"If we don't hear something generally by Tuesday, we're going to assume everything is going to go status quo," Lewis said. "Otherwise it puts you at a bit of a disadvantage. But we're prepared either way. We've been on this thing."

Benson had a hearing to appeal the suspension Tuesday. Benson and his attorney, ...

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