Bengals keep RB Benson on one-year deal

Cedric Benson re-signed with the Bengals on a one-year deal Sunday, according to a league source.

The short-term deal isn’t surprising, given the running back’s recent legal issues.

Benson was recently arrested in Austin, Texas, on a misdemeanor assault charge after an altercation with a former roommate.

The six-year veteran also was arrested after an alleged Austin bar fight in 2010. Police charged him with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a bar employee. He has denied the charge, and the case is pending.

The six-year veteran will be entering his fourth season with the Bengals. He signed prior to Week 5 in the 2008 season and has posted back-to-back 1,000 yard campaigns.

Benson was Chicago’s first-round pick out of the University of Texas in 2005. He had two alcohol-related arrests while with the Bears, who let him go in 2008.

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