Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, his deal is for four year and $24 million. Benjamin will thus head to San Diego after a breakout year in Cleveland that saw him catch 68 passes for 966 yards and score five touchdowns. He figures to slot in as the team's No. 2 receiver behind Keenan Allen and give QB Philip Rivers a reliable big-play wideout. The speedy Benjamin has also averaged 12.6 yards per punt return while taking three punts to the house in his career, so he figures to assume those duties for the Chargers as well.
Travis Benjamin expects to hit the open market next month after contract talks with the Cleveland Browns broke down Tuesday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.
During an appearance on radio row at Super Bowl 50, Benjamin's agent, Ronald Butler, relayed that the parties were making "strides in terms of getting him back in a Browns uniform." However, just over two weeks before free agency kicks off, Butler is singing a different tune. Time remains for the two sides to break the impasse, but Benjamin appears poised to enter a marketplace that boasts a weak crop of wide receivers.
Travis Benjamin and Cleveland have "made strides in terms of getting him back in a Cleveland 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's late-season fade prevented him from reaching 1,000 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.
Travis 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.
|P1||8/13/16||@ TEN||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/28/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ ATL||4:05 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
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|14||12/11/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
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