According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals and free agent RB Cedric Benson have yet to discuss a new contract that would bring him back for a fifth season in Cincinnati.
After rushing for over 1,000 yards the past three seasons, he didn’t see eye-to-eye with new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and finished with only 273 carries, his fewest since 2008.
We had a chance to establish an identity and we kind of got in our rhythm at times and there were times that were tough. You can look at the statistics. We didn’t stick on what the offense was built on. When we had Carson and Chad we kept a strong identity in the run game and we kind of got away from it and didn’t let that part of the offense grow and bit the bullet on it a little bit.