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Benson Embraces Big Role

Part of the agreement to end the NFL lockout meant any player who signed a new contract couldn't practice until Thursday.  That meant guys like Cedric Benson, Bruce Gradkowski and Nate Clements hit the field for the first time.

With a new quarterback and playbook, Benson could help carry the Bengals offense.

"I've always dreamed of that role," Benson said.  "To carry a team.  It's all I know."

Benson says he has not heard from the commissioner's office about a possible suspension because of his recent arrest, but does says "it's a concern."

The Bengals will scrimmage on Friday in Georgetown and the mock game on Saturday.

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