The veteran back remains couched on the injured reserve/designated to return list, but coach Mike McCarthy said he has yet to learn of the results of Benson's medical checkup on Wednesday (likely a daytime appointment; by night, Benson morphs into DJ World Peace).
Most defenses can't stop Green Bay's passing game, anyway, but the league's better units -- i.e. those playing in January -- have shown some ability to slow down this unbalanced attack. Maybe Aaron Rodgers just airmails this team from here to eternity, but we've seen him take a beating behind Green Bay's shaky line.
Benson wasn't about to set the world on fire, but he was signed to bring some legitimacy to the running game, which would help the passing game disguise itself better. From that angle, his absence weakens the Packers down the stretch.UPDATE: The Green Bay Packers announced on Thursday that Benson would remain on the injured reserve list, ending the running back's season.
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