The NFL Picks season is almost here and NFL Odds are ready for week 1. Benson's name was in the news this weekend, and instead of more ink on his possibly re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals or another NFL team, it was an arrest on charges of assault. A league suspension is possible for Benson -- whether or not he's found guilty -- under the NFL's personal conduct policy, and this could affect how the Bengals proceed in free agency. Make a NFL Picks Bet on the Cincinnati bengals.
ESPN AFC North blogger James Walker writes Monday that as the team makes their decision on Benson, they could also look into signing other RB options if they don't believe that Bernard Scott can carry the load during a potential suspension for Benson. Michael Bush, Ronnie Brown, DeAngelo Williams and Ahmad Bradshaw are all possibilities, though it's unclear how much money the Bengals want to spend on another RB with Benson needing a new deal as well.
Another option would be to roll with Benson and Scott, and attempt to sign an undrafted free agent RB as the missing piece. Each season, players go from the UDFA pile to playing prominent roles -- LeGarrette Blount being the latest example -- and the transition from college to the NFL is comparatively easier at RB. Two backs made Scouts, Inc.'s list of the Top 40 undrafted free agents: Derrick Locke of Kentucky and Graig Cooper of Miami. Make sure you join us this NFL Picks season and latest Sportsbook betting odds.