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With Benson down, Packers hustle for replacement run threat

10:16 PM, Oct. 10, 2012

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The Green Bay Packers' reservations about their health and performance at halfback early in training camp pushed them to sign Cedric Benson to be their starter a few days after the preseason opener.

But now that Benson is out for at least eight weeks because of a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot, the Packers will play a long stretch of their season with the halfbacks they projected to go into the season with when they finished offseason practices: Alex Green, James Starks and Brandon Saine.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Green will be the starter Sunday night at Houston because he's the only one of the ...

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