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Running Back Cedric Benson

Last Team: Cincinnati

Why Unemployed: Despite finishing with his third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season in Cincinnati, Benson’s production declined sharply late in the 2011 campaign. The normally sure-handed Benson fumbled five times, losing two of them, in Weeks 15 and 16 and saw his carry totals steadily decline in the final four games. Benson, whose off-field baggage led to a one-game NFL suspension last year, didn’t do himself any favors in Cincinnati when making comments critical of his role in coordinator Jay Gruden’s offensive system. The Bengals moved on by signing running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis away from New England in free agency.

NFL Future: Benson could find a new home in Oakland. The Raiders lost a big-bodied running back like Benson when Michael Bush left via free agency to Chicago. The 29-year-old Benson would provide insurance behind starter Darren McFadden, who has yet to complete a 16-game season since being drafted in 2008. - Alex Marvez (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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