Benson spoke with Adam Schein of Sirius XM Radio Tuesday, and he revealed that the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers have contacted him this offseason.
While contact with a player can mean a million things—and not necessarily genuine interest—the three teams Benson listed are interesting.
The run-heavy Jets would be an attractive option for Benson, who could spell Shonn Greene at times and help New York continue its ground-and-pound ways.
The Raiders have been linked to Benson for most of this offseason and, at this point, continue to be the front-runners for his services.
Green Bay has questionable depth at running back with James Starks (injury-prone), Alex Green (coming off a torn ACL), Brandon Saine (unproven) and two UDFAs in Duane Bennett and Marc Tyler. However, the team has so far passed on bringing back Ryan Grant, who would seem to be a much more suitable option for the Packers if they were concerned about the position.
One thing to keep in mind is that Benson appeared to be unwilling to budge from his position that he's worth more than the veteran's minimum. The sooner the lightbulb comes on for Benson that he's not, the sooner he'll be in camp with a team.