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Notebook: RB Benson's contract calls for league minimum, no incentives

7:38 PM, Aug. 15, 2012

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Cedric Benson's contract reflects how little leverage running backs such as he and Ryan Grant had on the open market this year, mainly because of their age.

The 29-year-old Benson's one-year contract with the Green Bay Packers is for the $825,000 minimum for a player in his eighth NFL season, but it also includes no incentive bonuses for yards, playing time or anything else, according to a source with access to NFL salary information.

Benson took two days to sign with the Packers after they contacted him last Friday, but it turns out the time wasn't needed for negotiating an extensive ...

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