In an audible from what was announced on Monday, Bengals running back Cedric Benson is not waiting until the bye week to serve his jail sentence for a 2010 assault charge in Austin, Texas. According to his attorney, Sam Bassett, Benson surrendered himself to the Travis County Jail late Tuesday evening.
Attorneys for both sides said that credit for good behavior, Benson would serve seven days. That means he would be released either late Monday or the morning of Sept. 6. That means he would miss Monday’s practice but would be back by next Wednesday when preparations for the Sept. 11 opener at Cleveland really ramp up.
This shouldn't impact Benson's draft stock at all, as he's not expected to miss any game action. He's still a middle-of-the-road RB3 with a heavy workload.