NFL Free Agents 2011: 7 Reasons Cedric Benson Fits with the Indianapolis Colts

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NFL Free Agents 2011: 7 Reasons Cedric Benson Fits with the Indianapolis Colts
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In a way, watching teams like the New England Patriots and New York Jets making big moves has to alarm the Colts front office. Indianapolis needs a lot of help at various positions, but the biggest hole might be running back. Here is where Cedric Benson comes into play.

The Colts haven't had a highly reputable running back since Joseph Addai's 2007 season, and they need to take some pressure off Peyton Manning.

Indianapolis probably has the least balanced offense in the NFL, and as good as Manning has been, he's now somewhat predictable without a running game.

Benson isn't much of a pass catcher, but Manning can make him one. The team is already loaded with weapons in the receiving corps, too.

How else can Cedric Benson help the needy Colts backfield? Let's take a look.

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