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Has Benson Finally Arrived?

Benson has 144 yards on 46 carries this season

Top draft choice. Training camp holdout. Tailback of the future. Unjustified starter. Punishing change-of-page runner. Reluctant backup. Cedric Benson has been labeled many times during his short career in Chicago, but after Sunday's two-touchdown performance against Buffalo, perhaps he has finally become a true member of the Bears.

Second-year tailback Cedric Benson has certainly experienced a wild ride in Chicago, although the ride itself hasn't been overly enjoyable at times. The 2005 first-round draft pick has had a difficult time earning time in the huddle on offense, and perhaps more importantly, he's had an equally difficult time earning the respect of his teammates in the locker room. Branded as aloof and selfish at... Recommended Stories