ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 18: Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals scores a touchdown against Josh Gordy #38 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
It was getting late and the Cincinnati Bengals needed to get a bell cow running back into training camp. On July 31 the team re-signed free agent Cedric Benson to a one-year deal worth $3 million and another $2 million with incentives. According ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Cedric Benson has already earned $500,000 worth of incentives and if reaches the 1,100 yard rushing milestone, he'll earn another $250,000.
With 1,016 yards, Cedric Benson already has already earned a $500,000 incentive. He gets $250,000 more if he rushes for 84 yards Sunday.
Benson has been the focus of some concern this week after fumbling the football five times in the past two games. The two fumbles lost against the Cardinals turned a comfortable lead into a nail-biter with Arizona's Early Doucet tripping on fourth down near Cincinnati's endzone that would have tied the game.