BengalszoneBilly Posted December 26, 2008 Report Share Posted December 26, 2008 About 3 years to late for me, but I'll take it..Sunday’s NFL regular-season finale against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs could mark tailback Chris Perry’s final game in a Cincinnati Bengals’ uniform.After five turbulent seasons, the club appears ready to cut ties with its No. 1 draft pick from 2004.Perry’s contract runs through 2009, but his $1 million base salary next season doesn’t equal his production (104 carries, 269 yards, 2 TDs) from this year.Look for him to become a salary cap casualty.A series of injuries haunted Perry for four years. This season, ball security was his downfall.He won the starting job with a strong training camp and preseason, but five fumbles (three lost) cost the team two victories and triggered a search for answers.Cedric Benson, who was signed on Sept. 30, has responded with 636 rushing yards in 11 games with nine starts.Benson needs 39 rushing yards to reach 675, a career high.He has only five career fumbles (4 lost) in 609 carries over 46 games in four seasons.Against Cleveland, non-drafted rookie James Johnson (Kansas State) accounted for 37 all-purpose yards (10 rushing, 27 receiving).Perry was activated, but did not play. That’s further proof he’s on his way out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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