Bengals running back Cedric Benson had a career year. Even though he only played 13 games, Benson achieved career highs in yards rushing (1,251), carries (301), 20-plus yard runs (10), first down runs (57) and finished second to only Chris Johnson on average yards-per-game (96.2). What happens when one achieves so much during the first year of a two-year, $7 million contract? Give him more money!
Benson appeared on The Wake Up Call on AM 1300 The Zone in Austin, saying that the Bengals and Benson's representatives are working on a contract extension for the running back.
“I have another year on the current contract; it’s a two year deal. We put it in their ear that we would like to kind of go back to the table and talk some extension things. They have a lot of other things they have to address right now, free agents and things like that. Hopefully we can go back tot the table and work on an extension for the fans, for the team and Cincinnati.”
Note: We kind of had a misleading headline about the two sides talking, when in fact, that's not what's said. Benson and his representatives spoke to the Bengals about an extension; not that both sides are at the table negotiating