Despite the issues that surround running back Cedric Benson with his latest arrest, GM Jerry Angelo says that cutting the former first-round back are not in the cards. “There’s no plans to cut him,” he said to the Daily Herald. “I’m a little surprised it’s an everyday story, but unfortunately it is and he’s having to deal with it. I’m not anticipating any reason why he wouldn’t be [in training camp]. We’ll just let the courts decide what the facts are and we’ll go from there.”
Benson did not have a very strong 2007 season, with just 3.4 yards per carry, but right now he is still the Bears feature back, and while he didn’t have a great season, he did have a few games in which he showed flashes, like week two vs KC with 101 yards and week 11 vs Seattle with 89 yards and a touchdown.
It seems that Benson is still a big part of the Bears plans in 2008, and if he can get through this latest round of legal issues that surround him with the boating while intoxicated arrest, it looks like a no-brainer he’ll be on the roster and will be the starting running back when training camp opens and the season starts for Chicago.