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Cedric Benson, Green Bay Packers could join forces

Cedric Benson is in Green Bay and "probably" will sign with the Packers, a source with knowledge of the veteran running back's plans said Friday.

Benson's agent, Eugene Parker, confirmed to The Associated Press later Friday that his client had indeed visited the Packers, who elected not to re-sign former starter Ryan Grant after last season and have third-year pro James Starks as their most-experienced running back.

No deal has been officially struck.

The former Cincinnati Bengals starter, who rushed for 1,067 yards last season, is heading into his eighth NFL campaign. He was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears and played his first three seasons with them.

Benson gained at least 1,000 yards in his previous three seasons, all with the Bengals.

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