Oakland Raiders' Interest in Cedric Benson a Knock on Mike Goodson?

J.P. ScottSenior Analyst IJune 20, 2012

Rumors are beginning to surface from ESPN that the Oakland Raiders are again showing interest in acquiring running back Cedric Benson.

The Raiders currently have four traditional running backs on their roster: Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson, Taiwan Jones and Lonyae Miller.

With Jones being more of a change-of-pace scat back, the initial thought was that Goodson was brought in as an insurance policy for McFadden.  Goodson had been solid when relieving DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart in Carolina.

If Oakland is seriously looking into Benson, this does not reflect well on Mike Goodson and the coaching staff's confidence in him so far this offseason.  

Perhaps it is a move to add depth to the roster at a bargain price. 

Either way, Raider Nation will be watching the situation closely.