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Report: Raiders interested in RB Cedric Benson

With both Steve Corkran and Jerry McDonald on vacation this week, we’re a little slow with this news. Sorry!

It sounds as if the Raiders may not be content with their running back situation behind starter Darren McFadden. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Raiders are showing interest in free agent running back Cedric Benson.

Benson, who has topped the 1,000-yard mark the past three seasons, has not drawn much interest from teams. He’s had off-field problems each of the past two seasons — assault charges that resulted in Benson being suspended for three games this season.

McFadden, who missed nine games this past season with a foot injury, is at full strength now. However, he’s missed at least three games in each of his first four seasons in the NFL. And, with Michael Bush leaving the Raiders to sign with the Chicago Bears, Oakland is left with second-year man Taiwan Jones and ex-Carolina Panther Mike Goodson as its primary backups at running back. Jones had 16 carries for 73 yards for the Raiders in 2011, while Goodson had no carries with Carolina.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has maintained throughout the offseason that he doesn’t have the financial flexibility to sign big-name free agents. Given the lack of interest in Benson, though, it’s unlikely he would be seeking a huge payday.

With that in mind, do you think the Raiders should sign Benson?

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  • DennisAllensVisor

    Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    theghostronin79 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    In the Marine Corps, we’re all just different shades of Green.

    …………

    BS. Look at all of these military guys defecting and refusing to accept Obbama as commander in chief.

    —-

    Has to do with incompetence, dont make it race.

  • TxRaider210

    Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    A lot of these right wing military guys don’t mind blacks fighting alongside them on the battle field, but clearly they’re not ready to take orders from a black guy.

    ————————-
    Well working in a military hospital, I’ve seen all races make high rank and give orders. Our commanding General here is Asian, and everyone likes the guy.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    PM PARTY PATROL IN FULL EFFECT

    Yo R8 light up the doobie, brah

    Weekend is here, you know the Beeeech Diggity is gettin’ hella fly with some wasted ladies and having a bbq

    Got Juwanna Mann warming up on the 91′ plasma, you know I hate previews

    Taking it to the rack in Dolby Digital Surround, whut?

    DON’T HATE THE GAME LOVE THE BEEEECH DAWG

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    “Seymour Bush Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Next Raider HO will be telling us how immigration saved the West German economy.”

    LMAO that’s a good one!
    ====================================

    Unfortunately it’s not a joke. In addition to Raider HO thinking every country on earth but us is holding hands and integrating, he thinks that North African immigrants somehow taught the Germans about working hard. It boggles the mind really…

  • Silverandblack666

    “A lot of these right wing military guys don’t mind blacks fighting alongside them on the battle field, but clearly they’re not ready to take orders from a black guy.”

    What an idiot you do realize that there are many black officers in the US military don’t you?

    Grow up and stop the spin cycle your getting dizzy!

  • Method To My Madness

    1545.Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    Brien, right on time to defend the white man, as usual.

    ********

    Yep while you go in and condemn the white man as a black nationalist

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Officers are one thing, a black CiC is another. That’s what it’s all about with them. It’s not about politics. Obbama is further to the right than Reagan was going issue by issue, and they certainly consider Reagan an legit CiC. That only leaves one possibility.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    What’s wrong with black nationalists, Brien?

  • TxRaider210

    Many soldiers are fed up with WAR, doesn’t matter who the president is. After walking through our burn unit here, kind of made me question all these wars as well.

  • Method To My Madness

    1550.Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    A lot of these right wing military guys don’t mind blacks fighting alongside them on the battle field, but clearly they’re not ready to take orders from a black guy.

    *******

    So we kill the white people…oooooooh….. but buy my record first!

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Visor,

    often black people are accused of being incompetent when they’re not. It’s a common form of racism. These soldiers refusing to accept Obbama as CiC are racists, period. There’s no other reason.

  • TxRaider210

    see post 1559

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    Visor,

    often black people are accused of being incompetent when they’re not. It’s a common form of racism. These soldiers refusing to accept Obbama as CiC are racists, period. There’s no other reason.

    —-

    Being a veteran, I disagree.. with first hand experience on the subject.

  • Method To My Madness

    1558.Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    What’s wrong with black nationalists, Brien?

    *****

    What’s right with them?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    TxRaider,

    They loved war when Bush was president. They just dont’ want a black commander in chief, because a lot of them come from the south and believe that blacks are inferior. It makes them sick to think that the president, the commander in chief of their military, is black. That’s what it’s all about.

  • Silverandblack666

    “So we kill the white people…oooooooh….. but buy my record first!”

    LMAO buy my record oh man that’s funny!

  • theghostronin79

    Theghostronin = Marine Corps blood, proud Daddy, great woman loves me, volunteer Firefighter, and fellow brother to the Raider Nation…..All else rolls off my back.

  • Silverandblack666

    “They loved war when Bush was president.”

    No one loves war MR except maybe Hitler.

  • Method To My Madness

    1559.TxRaider210 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Many soldiers are fed up with WAR, doesn’t matter who the president is. After walking through our burn unit here, kind of made me question all these wars as well.

    ********

    Cue the “its Bush’s fault blah blah blah” schit from MR…or the Reupublicanm parties fault…yadda yadda

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    We had hardly any military defectors before Obbama. They were considered taboo. Soon as Obbama took office, they started popping up left and right. One so called “hero” after another, refusing to accept a commander in chief that was democratically elected by the very American citizens they purport to protect. Frauds, fakes, racists. NOT soldiers.

  • TxRaider210

    Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    TxRaider,

    They loved war when Bush was president. They just dont’ want a black commander in chief, because a lot of them come from the south and believe that blacks are inferior. It makes them sick to think that the president, the commander in chief of their military, is black. That’s what it’s all about.

    —————————————-
    There is some of what you refer to going on, however, I do think the anti-war message has caught on as we’ve engaged in even more conflict.

  • Method To My Madness

    1568.Silverandblack666 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    “They loved war when Bush was president.”

    No one loves war MR except maybe Hitler.

    *****

    Hitler=liberal…go figure

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Diknight why dont you worry about your lake show and forget about commenting on the W’s, you miserable kunt.
    ______

    DKnight007 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    If the W’s draft Zeller or Drummond or any other Center with that pick at #7 it would be utterly stupid.

    There will be plenty of big stiff backup Center types with their #30 pick and their two picks in Round 2 to choose from.

    W’s need to get the best player available who has a chance to become a star with that #7 pick!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    This is what happens when you elect a clown.
    _____

    Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    We had hardly any military defectors before Obbama. They were considered taboo. Soon as Obbama took office, they started popping up left and right. One so called “hero” after another, refusing to accept a commander in chief that was democratically elected by the very American citizens they purport to protect. Frauds, fakes, racists. NOT soldiers.

  • Method To My Madness

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsWpvkLCvu4

    Mista you mean this clown?

  • theghostronin79

    Man, we were so close. The bus was headed back towards football talk, then abruptly …….Went in a ditch.

  • Method To My Madness

    1573.MistaBrown Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    Diknight why dont you worry about your lake show and forget about commenting on the W’s, you miserable kunt.
    ______

    DKnight007 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    If the W’s draft Zeller or Drummond or any other Center with that pick at #7 it would be utterly stupid.

    There will be plenty of big stiff backup Center types with their #30 pick and their two picks in Round 2 to choose from.

    W’s need to get the best player available who has a chance to become a star with that #7 pick!

    ************

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • DennisAllensVisor

    theghostronin79 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    Man, we were so close. The bus was headed back towards football talk, then abruptly …….Went in a ditch.

    —-

    I know right lol..

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    B, yes

  • Method To My Madness

    1576.theghostronin79 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    Man, we were so close. The bus was headed back towards football talk, then abruptly …….Went in a ditch.

    ********

    OK…well since NBA is done and MLB is in summer…lets go in on Raiders….I think Palmer is above average at best but thats fine….as long as our leftside is cool with ZBS and ourRT doesnt suck he should be fine

  • TxRaider210

    theghostronin79 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    Theghostronin = Marine Corps blood, proud Daddy, great woman loves me, volunteer Firefighter, and fellow brother to the Raider Nation…..All else rolls off my back.

    ————————-
    You sound like a great Soldier and family man bro. People can voice opinions in this country, regardless of views, thanks to troops like yourself.

  • Method To My Madness

    1579.MistaBrown Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    B, yes

    ******

    MR=black panther party leader

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    If DMAC and Palmer stay healthy we win the west.

    The end

  • TxRaider210

    MistaBrown Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    If DMAC and Palmer stay healthy we win the west.

    The end

    ——————–
    Yes! Then I can finally shave this beard.lol

  • Method To My Madness

    1583.MistaBrown Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    If DMAC and Palmer stay healthy we win the west.

    The end

    ********
    gonna be tough…west will be better than you think

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Method To My Madness Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    1583.MistaBrown Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    If DMAC and Palmer stay healthy we win the west.

    The end

    ********
    gonna be tough…west will be better than you think

    —-

    Agreed.

    Cassell, Manning, DMC & Matthews will be the most important players to determine the West.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Those punks that defected the minute Obbama took office are not soldiers, nor were they ever soldiers. They’re cowards, and traitors.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Yo, big ups to that elderly school monitor who was harassed on the bus

    If any of my 11 kids ever pulled a stunt like that, they’d get a Brian the Genital-style beatdown

    BEEECH DIGGITY + THE MARINES = USA

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Obbama should put defectors right where he put Osama Bin Laden.

  • Method To My Madness

    1588.The Beeech Dawg Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Yo, big ups to that elderly school monitor who was harassed on the bus

    If any of my 11 kids ever pulled a stunt like that, they’d get a Brian the Genital-style beatdown

    BEEECH DIGGITY + THE MARINES = USA

    ********

    Meaning nada would happen…..schit for brains Beecher

  • Method To My Madness

    1587.Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Those punks that defected the minute Obbama took office are not soldiers, nor were they ever soldiers. They’re cowards, and traitors.

    ******

    You got alot in common with them then

  • Method To My Madness

    so MR…2012 Raiders…any thoughts not related to Al Davis?

  • theghostronin79

    The West WILL be tough, no question. There are so many variables. Raiders got the players. I think they got the management now too. Things fall right, they win the division and then some. This is the foundation year. The road to greatness begins 2012. No Kool-aid B.S. either.

  • TxRaider210

    theghostronin79 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    The West WILL be tough, no question. There are so many variables. Raiders got the players. I think they got the management now too. Things fall right, they win the division and then some. This is the foundation year. The road to greatness begins 2012. No Kool-aid B.S. either.

    ———————-
    Agreed, I think the staff are here to stay and will build this bully to compete for years to come.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Yeah, god forbid anyone talk about the owner of a football team on a blog about that football team….

  • theghostronin79

    @ Tx….Thanks Bro, appreciate that. I love me some Raiders man. Lets go win some this year.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Who was at fault for the Raiders’ failures the past decade, Brien? Lew Wolf?

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Man, I feel so bad for that poor old lady on the bus getting picked.

    Probably because she reminds me of Brian the Genital

    Just donated a few thousand to her retirement fund, America we gotta rally around the weak

    SHOUT OUT TO MOTHER LIBERTY

  • TxRaider210

    theghostronin79 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    @ Tx….Thanks Bro, appreciate that. I love me some Raiders man. Lets go win some this year.

    —————————-
    Anytime man…I’m ready for some football too..leavin work now gents I’ll holla from the casa.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Sullivan44 Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    Yeah, god forbid anyone talk about the owner of a football team on a blog about that football team….

    —-

    its God, not god. thanks..