The only thing Benson believes he's lacking at this point is a game plan.
Although Head coach Lovie Smith might not fully agree with the rookie's assessment, having two quality running backs competing for the job is what the Bears imagined when they selected Benson with the fourth pick in the draft.
"I would have thought Cedric would have said the first game of the season," Smith said. "That's how all running backs think. We're taking it day by day.
"(I'm) Hoping he's playing that well where there's that type of decision, but our starting running back right now is Thomas Jones and we're excited about what he's going to do for us."
Smith has yet to put forth a timeframe for when Benson will be on the field in a game situation. Benson has already been ruled out of the team's preseason finale on Thursday. Whether or not he'll be ready for the Sept. 11th season opener remains in question.
"Right now we haven't seen Cedric in pads," Smith said. "I'll be able to comment a lot more once I see him in pads."
Kyle Orton will not have more than a few series against Cleveland as his final game preparation for the start of the regular season.
"We're just trying to get him in position to go into that week," Smith said. "We can't have anything else happen. As Kyle says, he gets a chance to play against we think the best defense in the league each day and that's enough to get him ready for the Redskins."
With the release of Chad Hutchinson, Kittner's chances of making the 53-man roster have increased greatly. However, for the 25-year-old that has been on six teams in four years there are no guarantees.
"You just need to go in and keep working and don't ever quit, keep working, wait your turn and if you get another opportunity make the most of it because to be truthful they don't come around very often," Kittner said.
"We still have the same battle going on at the right guard position," Smith said. "We're going to try to play both Terrence and Roberto (against Cleveland) to try to get that finalized as far as who will start for us."
Even Azumah will not play suit up Thursday, he is expected to ready for the start of the season.