ATLANTA - FILE: Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 24, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. According to reports on July 31, 2011 the Bengals will re-sign Benson to a one year deal. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Detroit Lions were attempting to sign Cedric Benson in the offseason. The running back chose to sign with Green Bay instead.
Paul Imig of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports that Benson went with the Packers over another team because he felt that Green Bay offered his best chance at winning a Super Bowl. Both the Lions and the Oakland Raiders extended official offers and, as Benson said, "Both teams needed backs."
Hopefully the Lions did not miss out on picking up a legitimate rushing weapon. In seven seasons with the Chicago Bears and the Cincinnati Bengals, Benson has 5,769 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns and helped take the Bears to an NFC Championship in 2006.
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