Cedric Benson Not Expected To Sign With Oakland Raiders Barring Injuries

CINCINNATI - AUGUST 20: Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball during the NFL preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium on August 20 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Former Bengals running back Cedric Benson remains a man without a place to call home. Several weeks ago reports surfaced that the running back was hoping to replace Michael Bush in Oakland. According to Steve Corkran with the Contra Costa Times, tweets that he doesn't see Benson joining the Raiders unless "one of the three backs get hurt." The three backs that Corkran references is second-year back Taiwan Jones, former Carolina Panthers running back Mike Goodson backing up starting running back Darren McFadden.

Off-the-field issues as well as a noticeable decline in overall production forced the Cincinnati Bengals to look in a different direction during the offseason. They signed BenJarvus Green-Ellis to a three-year deal worth $9 million with $4 million guaranteed on March 21, 2012.

Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott are expected to become the leading figures of a running back by committee system, giving both running backs equal opportunities. However Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has admitted in the past that the back with the "hottest hand" could receive more carries than the other.

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