Free agent running back Cedric Benson will visit the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday but it is unclear if the team will move to sign him immediately.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the planned visit. Benson played for the Packers last season before suffering a torn Lisfranc ligament that ended his season in Week 4. He played pretty well before going down, rushing for 248 yards on 71 carries and catching 14 passes for 97 yards in the high-powered offense.
Surely, the Packers want to see where Benson is at physically in his return from the foot injury. General manager Ted Thompson was asked about Benson last week and said he wasn’t sure where Benson was in his recovery. Obviously, the Packers could look to augment the position via the draft too and it could be that they wait until the dust settles to make a decision on the veteran, who was the fourth overall pick in 2005 by the Chicago Bears.
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