Cincinnati Bengals Cedric Benson Says Won’t Be Healthy Bringing Carson Palmer Back
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said in a conference call with season-ticket holders that he hopes quarterback Carson Palmer changes his mind about retiring and returns to the team. However his starting running back Cedric Benson doesn’t feel the same way and wonders if the Bengals would be better off without him.
With Palmer’s “trade or retire” threat still holding steady Benson was interviewed by Bryan McGovern on his SiriusXM NFL Radio show with co-host Maurice Jones-Drew. “It wouldn’t be healthy for the team to bring him back,” Benson said. To bring him back would be detrimental to the team. If he’s there (and) not happy, he’s not gonna give us his best.”
Palmer has requested a trade, which the team denied. He then said he would retire rather than play for the Bengals next season. The team recently drafted TCU quarterback Andy Dalton in the second round of the NFL Draft.