Officially, the status of Cedric Benson (hip flexor) is a gametime decision. Unofficially, it is all but certain he will not play. That leaves three backs to split the workload.
Bernard Scott had his most work last week at Pittsburgh with 13 carries for 33 yards.
Brian Leonard should continue his role as the third-down back, but he does have five NFL games of 12 carries or more. And what about Larry Johnson? If he is active instead of Benson there's no doubt he loves facing the Raiders (938 yards, 11 touchdowns and five 100-yard games in 10 meetings).
Recall as 4for4.com already reported: With Cedric Benson expected to miss Sunday's game against Oakland, several at ESPN have reported that Larry Johnson will see minimal work and they expect Bernard Scott to be the main ball carrier. Still, the NFL Network has reported that Larry Johnson was getting most of the first team practice reps this week.