As many already know, Cedric Benson is in Houston this week visiting the Texans on his first leg of his FA tour of the NFL. While the Texans have made what is seems to be a corporate initiative to steer clear of 98% of Texas Longhorn football players, Kubiak may finally be softening. After talking with a good source privey to the visit, it appears that Cedric will soon be a Texan by weeks end and the tour may be over before it started. My source told me that both sides have agreed on a number (i.e. salary) as of late Monday and, if all of the talks and interviews between Benson and team officials go well, it would appear likely that the Benson will be back in the great state of Texas playing football.
Personally, splitting the backfield with a great young RB like Slaton AND making close to the same money as starting in Cincy, I think it is a great choice for Cedric Benson. The wheels are falling off in Cincy while the wheels are just getting aligned for the Texans with back-to-back 8-8 seasons. Moreover, it appears most of the great NFL teams these days have a 1-2 punch at RB and Slaton & Benson offer two different styles which should allow them to have their own opportunities at success. Plus, Cedric could make a paycheck for a lot longer in the NFL by not wearing down his body so soon.
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