Benjamin and Cleveland have "made strides in terms of getting him back in a Browns uniform," Benjamin's agent told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Wednesday. Benjamin's agent, Ronald Butler, said that Browns coach Hue Jackson "loves Travis" and is excited about Benjamin's explosive skillset. Benjamin caught 68 balls for 966 yards and five touchdowns and is will be one of the Browns' most talented players if they can reach a deal before the March 9 roster deadline.
Benjamin (ankle) corralled 5-of-11 targets for just 53 receiving yards, and was held to no gain on a single carry against the Steelers on Sunday. Benjamin's late-season fade prevented him from reaching 1000 yards, but the fourth-year wide receiver out of Miami still eclipsed his combined receiving total from 2012-14 in 2015 alone. Having the inept Austin Davis at quarterback for the season finale certainly didn't help in Benjamin's quest to reverse his recent downward trend.
Benjamin (ankle) is active Sunday against the Steelers. After missing practice Wednesday, Benjamin returned to log limited sessions both Thursday and Friday, putting him on the right track to suit up for Sunday's divisional matchup. The last time Benjamin played Pittsburgh, he returned his third highest receiving total of the year, hauling in seven of 11 targets for 113 yards. He'll have to do it with Austin Davis at the helm this time, but considering that the two have already hooked up for a 42-yard score this season, the new quarterback situation may not drastically diminish his fantasy value. Benjamin could conceivably lead the wide receiver position group in targets, with tight end Gary Barnidge representing the only major competition for looks in the passing game.
Benjamin (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports. Back-to-back limited practices Thursday and Friday suggest that Benjamin should be a go Sunday, but those considering the Browns' top wideout in Week 17 lineups will want to verify his status as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches.
Benjamin (ankle) returned to a limited practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports. More on Benjamin's status Friday, but his return to practice Thursday, albeit in a limited capacity, bodes well for the wideout's chances of being a go Sunday against the Steelers.
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