Cedric Benson Claims He Turned Down Offer From Oakland Raiders

Cedric Benson, who signed with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, says that he also turned down offers from the Oakland Raiders and the Detroit Lions, according to Inside Bay Area.

A seven-year NFL veteran, Benson had enjoyed a late-career surge with the Cincinnati Bengals after a disappointing career in Chicago. Averaging over 1,000 yards a season the past three years, Benson was a workhorse for the Bengals and proved that he still has the power and skills to be a lead back in the NFL.

Which is exactly why he decided to sign with the Packers instead of the Lions or Raiders.

The Raiders were certainly in need of a running back with Taiwan Jones and Mike Goodson both missing the first preseason game with injuries. Yet Oakland has a healthy Darren McFadden to fall back on, who showed off his dynamic skills in the preseason game against Dallas.

Because of McFadden's firm grasp of the starting job, Benson likely looked to sign with a team where he'd have a better shot at the starter's job and found that with Green Bay.

For all things Oakland Raiders, check out Silver & Black Pride, as well as SB Nation Bay Area.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.