After serving only a few days of a 20-day jail sentence, Cedric Benson is back in Cincinnati with the team and according to a Tweet from Geoff Hobson, he plans to play on Sunday against the Browns in Cleveland.
#Bengals RB Ced Benson returns. Says he plans on playing vs. Browns
There are concerns about Scott's durability and his ability to carry the ball 20-plus times per game and Leonard is primarily used as the team's third-down back. It is likely that the team held on to Peerman as an insurance policy just in case something happened where Benson would miss a few games, be it from injury or jail time/a suspension.
Benson is capable of carrying the ball between the tackles 25 times per game and, now that the team is running a West Coast offense under new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, Benson will an important part of the team's offense.