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  NFL | Michael Bennett, William Joseph arrested on fraud charges     Wed May 2, 11:10 AM

FBI agents arrested former NFL RB Michael X. Bennett and DL William Joseph on identity-theft and tax-related fraud charges in North Miami. The players are accused of cashing dozens of fraudulently obtained tax-refund checks and seeking a loan - all totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. The players were granted bonds Tuesday, May 1, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Dube. Arraignments are set for May 15.

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  Buccaneers | Five probable    Fri Oct 7, 06:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Michael Bennett (groin), DL Tim Crowder (knee), RB Earnest Graham (hamstring), TE Zach Pianalto (calf) and CB Aqib Talib (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 7, and are probable for Week 5.

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Tim Crowder player page
Aqib Talib player page


  Raiders | Matt Giordano re-signed    Mon Sep 5, 05:59 PM

The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free-agent SS Matt Giordano. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team has waived RB Michael Bennett.

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  Raiders | Three return to practice    Sun Aug 7, 12:09 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett, LB Bruce Davis and LB Rolando McClain each returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 6, after missing time due to undisclosed ailments.

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  Buccaneers | Nine sign tender offers    Sat Jul 30, 01:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth, DE Michael Bennett, QB Rudy Carpenter, OT Demar Dotson, OT James Lee, S Corey Lynch, CB Elbert Mack, DT Frank Okam and WR Micheal Spurlock have all signed their tender offers. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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Corey Lynch player page
Connor Barth player page
Elbert Mack player page
Rudy Carpenter player page


  Raiders | Michael Bennett stays with team    Wed Mar 9, 02:33 AM

The Oakland Raiders re-signed RB Michael Bennett to a one-year contract worth $865,000, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

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  Raiders | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 19, 03:37 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared OG Bruce Campbell, LB Bruce Davis, OG Daniel Loper, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, CB Jeremy Ware, WR Johnnie Lee Higgins, RB Michael Bennett, CB Walter McFadden inactive for Week 15.

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J.T. OSullivan player page
Johnnie Lee Higgins player page
Bruce Davis player page
Walter McFadden player page


  Raiders | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 5, 02:56 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared LB Bruce Davis, OG Bruce Campbell, CB Chris X. Johnson, OG Daniel Loper, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, RB Michael Bennett, WR Nick Miller, CB Walter McFadden inactive for Week 13.

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J.T. OSullivan player page
Bruce Davis player page
Walter McFadden player page


  Raiders | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 28, 02:58 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared WR Chaz Schilens, CB Chris X. Johnson, OG Daniel Loper, LB Jarvis Moss, CB Jeremy Ware, QB Kyle Boller, RB Michael Bennett, WR Nick Miller inactive for Week 12.

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Jarvis Moss player page
Chaz Schilens player page


  Raiders | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 21, 11:53 AM

The Oakland Raiders have declared LB Bruce Davis, WR Chaz Schilens, OG Daniel Loper, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, QB Kyle Boller, RB Michael Bennett, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, CB Walter McFadden inactive for Week 11.

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Kyle Boller player page
Nnamdi Asomugha player page
Bruce Davis player page
Chaz Schilens player page
Darrius Heyward-Bey player page
Walter McFadden player page


  Raiders | Week 9 Inactives    Sun Nov 7, 03:25 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared LB Bruce Davis, QB Bruce Gradkowski, WR Chaz Schilens, DL John Henderson, WR Louis Murphy, RB Michael Bennett, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, TE Zach Miller inactive for Week 9.

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Michael Bennett player page
Nnamdi Asomugha player page
Bruce Gradkowski player page
Zach Miller player page
Bruce Davis player page
Chaz Schilens player page
Louis Murphy player page


  Raiders | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Oct 31, 03:27 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared QB Bruce Gradkowski, WR Chaz Schilens, CB Chris X. Johnson, DL John Henderson, WR Louis Murphy, RB Michael Bennett, LB Thomas Howard, LB Travis Goethel inactive for Week 8.

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Bruce Gradkowski player page
Thomas Howard player page
Chaz Schilens player page
Louis Murphy player page
Travis Goethel player page


  Raiders | Michael Bennett questionable for Week 8    Fri Oct 29, 07:06 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 29. He is listed as questionable for Week 8 but likely will be available to play.

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  Raiders | Seven limited in Thursday practice    Thu Oct 28, 07:17 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett (hamstring), G Robert Gallery (calf), LB Travis Goethel (back), QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), LB Thomas Howard (knee), TE Zach Miller (foot) and LB Kamerion Wimbley (groin) all were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 28, reports The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil.

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Bruce Gradkowski player page
Thomas Howard player page
Kamerion Wimbley player page
Zach Miller player page
Travis Goethel player page


  Raiders | Nine limited in Wednesday practice    Wed Oct 27, 09:38 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett (hamstring), FS Hiram Eugene (pectoral), LB Travis Goethel (back), QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), LB Thomas Howard (knee), TE Zach Miller (foot), C Samson Satele (concussion), DL Matt Shaughnessy (concussion) and LB Kamerion Wimbley (groin) all were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 27, reports The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil.

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Hiram Eugene player page
Bruce Gradkowski player page
Thomas Howard player page
Kamerion Wimbley player page
Zach Miller player page
Tank Tyler player page
Travis Goethel player page


  Raiders | Michael Bennett questionable for Week 7    Fri Oct 22, 07:47 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 22. He is listed as questionable for Week 7 but may be available to play.

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  Raiders | Six limited in practice Thursday    Thu Oct 21, 07:24 PM

Oakland Raiders QBs Jason Campbell (knee) and Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), RB Michael Bennett (hamstring), LB Travis Goethel (back), RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) and SS Tyvon Branch (back) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 21, reports ANG Newspapers' Jerry McDonald.

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Jason Campbell player page
Bruce Gradkowski player page
Darren McFadden player page
Travis Goethel player page


  Raiders | Michael Bush practicing    Wed Oct 20, 09:15 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 20, and may be available to play during Week 7, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

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  Raiders | Week 6 Inactives    Sun Oct 17, 03:04 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared QB Bruce Gradkowski, WR Chaz Schilens, RB Darren McFadden, DL John Henderson, RB Michael Bennett, LB Thomas Howard, LB Travis Goethel, CB Walter McFadden inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Michael Bush will get a full starter's workload vs. the 49ers.

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John Henderson player page
Michael Bennett player page
Bruce Gradkowski player page
Thomas Howard player page
Darren McFadden player page
Chaz Schilens player page
Travis Goethel player page
Walter McFadden player page


  Raiders | Five out for Week 6    Fri Oct 15, 08:12 PM

Oakland Raiders DL John Henderson (leg), LB Travis Goethel (back), WR Chaz Schilens (knee), LB Thomas Howard (knee) and RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) all missed practice Friday, Oct. 15, and are out for Week 6.

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Michael Bennett player page
Thomas Howard player page
Chaz Schilens player page
Travis Goethel player page


  Raiders | Six miss practice Thursday    Thu Oct 14, 08:18 PM

Oakland Raiders DL John Henderson (leg), LB Travis Goethel (back), WR Chaz Schilens (knee), LB Thomas Howard (knee), RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) and QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 14, reports ANG Newspapers' Jerry McDonald.

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Michael Bennett player page
Bruce Gradkowski player page
Thomas Howard player page
Chaz Schilens player page
Travis Goethel player page


  Raiders | Eight miss practice time Wednesday    Wed Oct 13, 07:27 PM

Oakland Raiders DT John Henderson (leg), WR Chaz Schilens (knee), LB Travis Goethel (back), LB Thomas Howard (knee) and RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) were not able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 13, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. LB Quentin Groves (undisclosed), WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (knee) and CB Jeremy Ware (ankle) were limited during practice.

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Michael Bennett player page
Thomas Howard player page
Johnnie Lee Higgins player page
Quentin Groves player page
Chaz Schilens player page
Travis Goethel player page


  Raiders | Week 5 Inactives    Sun Oct 10, 03:38 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared WR Chaz Schilens, RB Darren McFadden, DL John Henderson, RB Michael Bennett, OG Robert Gallery, LB Thomas Howard, LB Travis Goethel, CB Walter McFadden inactive for Week 5.

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Thomas Howard player page
Darren McFadden player page
Chaz Schilens player page
Travis Goethel player page
Walter McFadden player page


  Raiders | Six players ruled out for Week 5    Fri Oct 8, 06:48 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett (hamstring), WR Chaz Schilens (knee), OG Robert Gallery (hamstring), DT John Henderson (foot) and LBs Travis Goethel (back) and Thomas Howard (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 8, and have been ruled out for Week 5.

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Michael Bennett player page
Thomas Howard player page
Chaz Schilens player page
Travis Goethel player page


  Raiders | Eight miss practice time Thursday    Thu Oct 7, 07:42 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett (hamstring), G Robert Gallery (hamstring), LB Travis Goethel (back), LB Quentin Groves (hamstring), DT John Henderson (foot), LB Thomas Howard (knee) and CB Walter McFadden (hamstring) missed practice for a second consecutive day Thursday, Oct. 7. CB Jeremy Ware (ankle) was limited in practice after missing the previous day's workouts.

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Michael Bennett player page
Thomas Howard player page
Quentin Groves player page
Travis Goethel player page
Walter McFadden player page


  Raiders | Nine miss practice time Wednesday    Wed Oct 6, 08:17 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett (hamstring), G Robert Gallery (hamstring), LB Travis Goethel (back), DT John Henderson (foot), LB Thomas Howard (knee), LB Rolando McClain (not injury related), CB Walter McFadden (hamstring) and CB Jeremy Ware (ankle) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 6. LB Ricky Brown (hamstring) was limited during practice.

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Michael Bennett player page
Thomas Howard player page
Ricky Brown player page
Rolando McClain player page
Travis Goethel player page
Walter McFadden player page


  Raiders | Michael Bush may play large role in Week 5    Mon Oct 4, 08:25 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (thumb) could be in for a heavy workload against the San Diego Chargers in Week 5, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. RBs Darren McFadden (hamstring) and Michael Bennett (hamstring) both suffered hamstring injuries during Week 4, so Bush may see his number called often. The team may also work FB Rock Cartwright into the mix. Bush plans to ditch the protective wrap on his left thumb that he has worn since suffering a hand injury during the preseason.

Footballguys view: Darren McFadden's hot start seemed too good to be true. Bush could have a chance to force an RBBC for the rest of the year if he runs strong vs the Chargers.

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Rock Cartwright player page
Michael Bush player page
Darren McFadden player page


  Raiders | Michael Bennett injured    Mon Oct 4, 08:25 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during Week 4, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

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  Raiders | Michael Bennett leads team in rushing Saturday    Sun Aug 22, 12:04 AM

Oakland Raiders backup RB Michael Bennett rushed 15 times for 64 yards Saturday, Aug. 21, against the Chicago Bears. He also caught one pass for 14 yards.

Footballguys view: If Bennett doesn't make the Raiders as the #3 RB, some team will snatch him up before the season starts. He's got a surprising burst for an RB in his 30s.

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  Raiders | Michael Bennett leads team in rushing    Fri Aug 13, 04:53 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bennett had 12 carries for a team-high 68 yards and one reception for 33 yards during the team's preseason win over the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: There had been many reports out of Oakland camp that Bennett still had the burst of a younger man. Look for him to get snapped up by a RB-needy team if Rock Cartwright beats him out for the #3 RB job.

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  Raiders | Competition for No. 3 running back spot    Mon Aug 9, 10:37 AM

Oakland Raiders RBs Michael Bennett and Rock Cartwright are in an intriguing battle for the team�s No. 3 running back spot, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. If RBs Michael Bush and Darren McFadden are healthy, then Cartwright is the better option because of special teams play. However, if one of the lead backs are injured, Bennett looks like the superior runner.

Footballguys view: Bennett's not the same back he used to be, but he's more of a threat with the football in his hands than Cartwright. If McFadden and Bush stay healthy then there's unlikely to be much playing time for the Raiders third-string running back.

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Rock Cartwright player page


  Raiders | Michael Bennett signed    Thu May 6, 05:25 PM

According to Scout.com's Adam Caplan, the Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Michael Bennett (Chargers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: With Justin Fargas gone the Raiders are looking for more quality depth in their backfield. Bennett will compete for a spot behind Michael Bush and Darren McFadden.

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  Raiders | Michael Bennett in for tryout    Sat May 1, 10:47 AM

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports free-agent RB Michael Bennett (Chargers) practiced with the Oakland Raiders Friday, April 30, on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Bennett is trying to stick around in the league behind Darren McFadden and Micheal Bush. Now with Justin Fargas gone there is a spot open on the Raiders roster. We'll see if Bennett can impress the coaching staff enough to stick around in 2010.

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  Chargers | Bennett released    Thu Mar 4, 04:37 PM

The San Diego Chargers have announced they have released RB Michael Bennett.

Footballguys view: The Chargers are most certainly in the market for a running back and may look at a player like Thomas Jones or Chester Taylor in free agency.

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  Chargers | If Sproles doesn't return, team has options    Sun Feb 28, 11:42 AM

Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, reports if the San Diego Chargers are not able to retain free-agent RB Darren Sproles, the team is going to have to essentially reconfigure their entire backfield.

Footballguys view: Options for the Chargers include bringing in a veteran running back (like Thomas Jonhes) to take some burden off of a rookie back, give RB Michael Bennett a larger role or work FBs Jacob Hester and Mike Tolbert into the offense more.

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Darren Sproles player page
Jacob Hester player page
Mike Tolbert player page


  Chargers | Week 19 Inactives    Sun Jan 17, 03:41 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Craig Davis, CB Dante Hughes, LB Dontarrious Thomas, C Eric Ghiaciuc, LB Marques Harris, RB Michael Bennett, DL Vaughn Martin inactive for Week 19.

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Marques Harris player page
Charlie Whitehurst player page
Dante Hughes player page
Craig Davis player page
Vaughn Martin player page


  Chargers | Week 16 Inactives    Fri Dec 25, 06:35 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared FS C.J. Spillman, QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Craig Davis, CB Dante Hughes, C Eric Ghiaciuc, DL Jacques Cesaire, LB Kevin Burnett, RB Michael Bennett inactive for Week 16.

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Charlie Whitehurst player page
Dante Hughes player page
Craig Davis player page
C.J. Spillman player page


  Chargers | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 20, 03:13 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared DL Antonio Garay, FS C.J. Spillman, QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Craig Davis, CB Dante Hughes, LB Kevin Burnett, RB Michael Bennett, C Nick Hardwick inactive for Week 15.

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Kevin Burnett player page
Charlie Whitehurst player page
Dante Hughes player page
Craig Davis player page
C.J. Spillman player page


  Chargers | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 13, 03:18 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared DL Alfonso Boone, DL Antonio Garay, QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Craig Davis, CB Dante Hughes, FS Eric Weddle, RB Michael Bennett, C Nick Hardwick inactive for Week 14.

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Charlie Whitehurst player page
Dante Hughes player page
Craig Davis player page
Eric Weddle player page


  Chargers | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 6, 03:12 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Craig Davis, CB Dante Hughes, FS Eric Weddle, DL Luis A. Castillo, RB Michael Bennett, C Nick Hardwick, LB Shawne Merriman inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Make sure Weddle is on your bench in IDP leagues.

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Shawne Merriman player page
Luis Castillo player page
Charlie Whitehurst player page
Dante Hughes player page
Craig Davis player page
Eric Weddle player page


  Chargers | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 29, 03:08 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared FS C.J. Spillman, QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Craig Davis, CB Dante Hughes, OT Jon Runyan, DL Luis A. Castillo, RB Michael Bennett, C Nick Hardwick inactive for Week 12.

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Charlie Whitehurst player page
Dante Hughes player page
Craig Davis player page
C.J. Spillman player page


  Chargers | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 22, 03:25 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared FS C.J. Spillman, QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Craig Davis, CB Dante Hughes, RB Michael Bennett, C Nick Hardwick, DL Tyronne Green, DL Vaughn Martin inactive for Week 11.

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Dante Hughes player page
Craig Davis player page
Tyronne Green player page
C.J. Spillman player page
Vaughn Martin player page


  Chargers | Week 7 Inactives    Sun Oct 25, 12:01 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared FS C.J. Spillman, QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Craig Davis, LB Kevin Burnett, RB Michael Bennett, C Nick Hardwick, DL Tyronne Green, DL Vaughn Martin inactive for Week 7.

Footballguys view: Tim Dobbins will get the start in place of Burnett.

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Charlie Whitehurst player page
Craig Davis player page
Tyronne Green player page
C.J. Spillman player page
Vaughn Martin player page


  Chargers | Week 6 Inactives    Mon Oct 19, 07:45 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared LB Antwan Applewhite, FS C.J. Spillman, QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Craig Davis, RB Michael Bennett, C Nick Hardwick, DL Tyronne Green, DL Vaughn Martin inactive for Week 6.

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Craig Davis player page
Antwan Applewhite player page
Tyronne Green player page
C.J. Spillman player page
Vaughn Martin player page


  Chargers | Bennett could have bigger role Week 2    Tue Sep 15, 04:17 PM

CBSSports.com reports San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said RB Michael Bennett may receive a bigger role in the offense in Week 2 if RB LaDainian Tomlinson (ankle) is not able to play in the game.

Footballguys view: The Chargers may find it difficult to run against the Ravens defense this Sunday, so even with an expanded role Michael Bennett doesn't make an exciting fantasy option.

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  Chargers | Week 1 Inactives    Mon Sep 14, 09:23 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared FS C.J. Spillman, WR Craig Davis, DL Jacques Cesaire, LB Jyles Tucker, SS Kevin Ellison, RB Michael Bennett, DL Tyronne Green inactive for Week 1.

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Jacques Cesaire player page
Craig Davis player page
Jyles Tucker player page
Tyronne Green player page
C.J. Spillman player page
Kevin Ellison player page


  Chargers | Michael Bennett makes team    Sat Sep 5, 05:49 PM

Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB Michael Bennett has made the team's 53-man roster.

Footballguys view: Unless they decide to cut fourth-round pick Gartrell Johnson, the Chargers will enter the season with four tailbacks on the roster. The Chargers are dreaming if they think Johnson could be sneaked onto their practice squad.

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  Chargers | Bennett pushing for roster spot    Tue Sep 1, 01:12 PM

Scott Bair, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers RB Michael Bennett has had a strong training camp and preseason on both offense and special teams as he fights for a final roster spot. Head coach Norv Turner hinted Bennett may have already locked up a spot on the team. 'Michael's shown that there's a spot for him our team,' Turner said. 'He's shown he's capable of giving us big plays and depth at the position. I'm impressed with what Mike's done.'

Footballguys view: The Chargers selected Gartrell Johnson in the fourth-round of the 2009 NFL Draft, and many felt that Bennett's time was coming to an end in San Diego. However, this preseason he has flashed the big play ability that he used to have when he was with the Vikings, and the team is taking notice. Bennett is certainly on the roster bubble, and if he's cut there should be a number of teams that would put in a waiver claim for him.

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  Chargers | Johnson will make team, Bennett on the bubble    Mon Aug 31, 08:26 PM

Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports that fourth-round pick RB Gartrell Johnson, but veteran RB Michael Bennett will only make the team if starting fullback Jacob Hester is not considered the emergency plan at tailback. If that is the case, then backup FB Mike Tolbert will make the team. Acee writes that Tolbert might make the team over Bennett anyway because of his special teams prowess.

Footballguys view: Bennett will get scooped by an RB-needy team if he gets cut, and he looks like he could still be productive if he gets playing time.

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Jacob Hester player page
Mike Tolbert player page
Gartrell Johnson player page


  Chargers | Bennett has another solid game    Sat Aug 29, 11:49 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Michael Bennett had another strong showing Saturday, Aug. 29. He had seven carries for 22 yards on the ground, but he chipped in three receptions for 84 yards and a score, including a 48-yard touchdown catch and run on third down.

Footballguys view: Bennett may not make the Chargers final roster, but he is still a viable NFL running back. He should end up on someone's roster to start the season.

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