Oakland Raiders Receiving Interest From Cedric Benson

The Oakland Raiders need a backup to Darren McFadden in the worst possible way now that Michael Bush has departed the team via free agency and Taiwan Jones remains an inconsistent second runner due to health concerns.

Luckily, it looks as if one player might be interested in the spot. John Clayton reported on NFL Live that former Cincinnati Bengals running back and current free agent Cedric Benson is interested in the spot. (Thanks to CincyJungle for the tip.)

Benson has been a workhorse for Cincinnati, rushing for over 1000 yards the past three seasons. They could use more of that production, particularly considering McFadden's recent health issues. Benson would be a luxury for the Raiders to have in the backfield and could help make things easier for whoever wins the starting quarterback job in Oakland.

To talk about Benson with Raiders fans, head on over to Silver and Black Pride. To learn more about Benson from Bengals fans, go to Cincy Jungle.

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