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Notebook: Benson solidifying role as No. 1 RB

7:28 PM, Oct. 2, 2012
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson runs past New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson runs past New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette
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Assuming Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson remains healthy, it doesn't look like James Starks or Alex Green will get many carries going forward.

"He's a workhorse and when he touches the ball, the more he touches it, the better he gets," said Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements of Benson. "We'd like to work those other guys in there if the opportunity presents itself, but you try to get (Benson) the ball to get him going."

The more Benson gets the ball, the more effective he has been. Benson rushed for 84 yards on 18 carries against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. No other ...

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