Acquired: Signed as a free agent on June 11, 2012.
2012: (Edmonton) Benson played in the last three games of the regular season as the team's long snapper and had one special teams tackle. He dressed for his first game on Oct.19 on the road against the B.C. Lions. He was the long snapper in the Eastern Divison semifinal against the Toronto Argonauts. Benson began the season on the Eskimos practice roster.
College/Personal: Benson played his college football for the Acadia Axemen in the CIS, where he has played at both linebacker and long snapper. In eight games in 2011 with the Axemen, the Winnipeg native registered 13.5 tackles (10 solo), and two fumble recoveries.