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Cedric Benson Spurned Detroit Lions' Contract Offer

The Detroit Lions were attempting to sign Cedric Benson in the offseason. The running back chose to sign with Green Bay instead.

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During the offseason, running back Cedric Benson opted to sign a contract with the Green Bay Packers. He had several offers from other teams, including the Detroit Lions.

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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