Despite three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons, Cedric Benson remains a man without a team. We've heard for months that the Oakland Raiders are eyeing the former Cincinnati Bengals running back, but the Silver and Black, along with the rest of the NFL, hasn't pulled the trigger.
When Rich Gannon and Adam Schein of "SiriusXM Blitz" spoke with Benson on Tuesday, they encountered a man down on his luck.
Wow, emotional interview with Cedric Benson who wants in the worst way to be with new team in a training camp. This guy is hungry&motivated!- Rich Gannon (@RichGannon12) July 17, 2012
Benson just choked up, teared up, and got emotional on air. This is a spot. #SIZZLEâ Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) July 17, 2012
Teams have stayed away from Benson and his flurry of previous off-the-field issues, but he delved into a Mike Gundy-like "I'm a man" rant, according to Schein, suggesting he won't become a headache.
It would be intriguing to see Benson added to New York's ground-and-pound attack. The Jets' backfield doesn't scare you behind Shonn Greene, and Benson would give them a veteran weapon still capable of cranking out yardage. The Oakland Raiders appear to be the front-runner, but injuries around the NFL could solve Benson's unemployment problem in a flash.