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    Jets touched base with Cedric Benson

    Interdasting.

    Free agent Cedric Benson revealed Tuesday that the Packers have joined the Raiders in "checking" on his status this summer.

    Benson also indicated the Jets touched base "way earlier" in the summer. Out of touch with his market value entering his age-29 season, Benson "made it pretty clear" to SiriusXM radio's Adam Schein that he's holding out for more than the veteran minimum salary. Unless the Seahawks get desperate in the wake of Marshawn Lynch's DUI arrest, he's not going to get his wish. The Packers' interest is proof that the team hasn't closed the door on a veteran backfield addition.
    Source: Adam Schein on Twitter
    Jul 17 - 2:41 PM

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    Interesting; perfect Tanny guy...he's got low mileage, is that right? He looked awesome dropping 167 yards against the Jets in that playoff game...been a while tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    Interesting; perfect Tanny guy...he's got low mileage, is that right? He looked awesome dropping 167 yards against the Jets in that playoff game...been a while tho
    I can't see the Jets interest in Cedric Benson. He offers them nothing different than what they have at RB. Cedric Benson makes Shonn Greene as a pass catcher look like the second coming of darren sproles. Not to mention he has fumbled more than any Rb the last two years.

    Raiders I could see the interest . Brings something different to their Rb committee. (short yardage)

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    I would pass.

    The Bengals have a pretty good OL and Benson averaged less than 4 yards per carry.

    He's not a good receiver out of the backfield either.

    I don't see the benefit at this point.

    I would have rather had Addai.

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    i want him. he's better then Greene, and I actually like Greene.

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    Theoretically he could contribute but he's very similar in style to Shonn Greene so I'd be surprised if we added him.

    We need a 3rd down back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider9175 View Post
    I can't see the Jets interest in Cedric Benson. He offers them nothing different than what they have at RB. Cedric Benson makes Shonn Greene as a pass catcher look like the second coming of darren sproles. Not to mention he has fumbled more than any Rb the last two years.

    Raiders I could see the interest . Brings something different to their Rb committee. (short yardage)
    Benson would become a perfect back in regards to keeping Darren McFadden healthy. He's a work horse.

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    Jets need to touch base with Jim Leonhard.

    As for Benson, I wouldn't go much higher than the minimum. But I do think he is better than Greene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY2FLDWC85 View Post
    Benson would become a perfect back in regards to keeping Darren McFadden healthy. He's a work horse.
    Are you spamming the board with the same response in every thread?....LOL

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    Heres how the exchange went.

    Tanny dials the phone:

    "Hey Cedric. Mike Tannenbaum here. I wanted to touch base. Do you still suck as a professional running back?

    Benson:"Yes, didnt you watch tape from last year. Im awful."

    Click.

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    Much better than Greene???

    LOL they are the same exact player, except that Greene isn't a total jackass.

    This blurb clearly shows the Jets don't have any real interest in Benson, which is wise of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Heres how the exchange went.

    Tanny dials the phone:

    "Hey Cedric. Mike Tannenbaum here. I wanted to touch base. Do you still suck as a professional running back?

    Benson:"Yes, didnt you watch tape from last year. Im awful."

    Click.
    God, you're getting more unfunny by the minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Heres how the exchange went.

    Tanny dials the phone:

    "Hey Cedric. Mike Tannenbaum here. I wanted to touch base. Do you still suck as a professional running back?

    Benson:"Yes, didnt you watch tape from last year. Im awful."

    Click.
    LOL

    Perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sec.101row23 View Post
    Are you spamming the board with the same response in every thread?....LOL
    He's trying to get leaner and meaner. From small acorns...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Heres how the exchange went.

    Tanny dials the phone:

    "Hey Cedric. Mike Tannenbaum here. I wanted to touch base. Do you still suck as a professional running back?

    Benson:"Yes, didnt you watch tape from last year. Im awful."

    Click.
    Do you have the part where he laughs at Bart Scott as he gains 167 yards in a playoff game?

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    Do you have the part where he laughs at Bart Scott as he gains 167 yards in a playoff game?
    No, but I have the part where I laugh at him as in the last 2 years he has averaged 3.5 and 3.9 yards a carry.

    The guy is awful. There is a reason he is without a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    No, but I have the part where I laugh at him as in the last 2 years he has averaged 3.5 and 3.9 yards a carry.

    The guy is awful. There is a reason he is without a job.
    yes he's awful enough to interest tanny, who did not wait to "touch base". He's not some pencil mark you can erase; he's a real person with real feelings behind a real face mask.

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    PASS

    Another back that only gets what the line serves up for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY2FLDWC85 View Post
    Benson would become a perfect back in regards to keeping Darren McFadden healthy. He's a work horse.
    I agree. Let him put on a Raiders jersey and become EXPLOSIVE again

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    Jets need to touch base with Jim Leonhard.

    As for Benson, I wouldn't go much higher than the minimum. But I do think he is better than Greene.
    Tebow can do everything Leonhard can, and more.

    Jets need a young RB, not these old guys.

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