Last summer, Cedric Benson dismissed any talk of splitting carries in the Bengals' offense. Benson saw himself as a bell-cow back who deserved the rock. His continued unemployment confirms this wasn't a majority opinion.
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"Everyone is at the bottom and working themselves up the depth chart. We have a very good group right now," Green-Ellis said, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. "It's not just about me and Bernard splitting carries right now because you don't know who the starters are going to be."
"It's not a bad way to go," Gruden said. "Keep guys fresh. They play longer, they're involved. ... If something happens to one, you know you've got a guy that can come in there and be productive. Where you're not relying heavily on one guy and if something happens to him, you're like, 'Oh God, this guy doesn't have many reps.' "