The wide receiver could not be the dominant player who was in Carolina since he left Charlotte, but his arrival in Kansas could change it.
Kelvin Benjamin came as a support to the offense for Cam Newton when the Panthers selected him in the 28th position of the 2014 Draft. For two years the Florida State graduate became the most prolific receiver of Carolina, although during 2017 he was only half a campaign and he was sent to the Bills.
The Kansas City Chiefs team signed wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on free agency Thursday for the rest of the National Football League (NFL) season.
Benjamin was cut Tuesday by the Buffalo Bills and joining the Chiefs will be in the postseason, before going to free agency again in the next offseason, the NFL Network reported.
Buff changed a third and seventh round selection to Carolina Panthers in last season’s trade deadline to acquire receiver Benjamin in the hope that he could become a number one goal, but he did not adapt. Just days after the Buffalo Bills wide receivers fired Kelvin Benjamin, the 27-year-old has found a new team. After a trial with the Kansas City Chiefs, he will sign a one-year contract with the franchise.
The receiver will try to change his career in Kansas City, a team that has risen to the top of the AFC with quarterback Patrick Mahomes in charge of the offense. After Bills Release: Kansas City Chiefs undertake Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin had been traded to the Bills by the Carolina Panthers just last year. Buffalo made a third and a seven-round pick.
Benjamin’s contract would have expired at the end of the season. His best season so far, he played in his rookie year when he counted with 1008 Receiving Yards and nine touchdowns to the promising talents of the league.
Just days after the Buffalo Bills wide receivers fired Kelvin Benjamin, the 27-year-old has found a new team. After a trial with the Kansas City Chiefs, he will sign a contract with the franchise by the end of the current season.
This is reported by several US media in unison. Benjamin had disappointed over long stretches this season. In twelve games the wide out came to just 354 receiving yards and a touchdown. In addition, Benjamin had caused by weight problems and alleged lack of training zeal previously negative headlines.
When playing alongside Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce, Benjamin could add even more fire to a third-rank offense (437.2 yards per game) that is the first to score (37 per game) and the third to pass (316.5 YPG) or could do not be a factor like in Buffalo.
The fourth-year receiver was plagued by falls and ineffective play in periods throughout the season. He only recorded seven receptions for 92 yards in his last four games. He finished with the Bills with 39 receptions for 571 yards and two touchdowns.
Already wearing the Buffalo jersey, Kelvin declared that he was not comfortable playing for Ron Rivera and Newton since his role in the offense was reduced by a large number of snaps to block so the quarterback could carry the ball.
After just over a season with the AFC East team, Sean McDermott’s team did not find what they were looking for in Benjamin and decided to release him.
And this Thursday, after a visit to Arrowhead Stadium and according to Ian Rapoport, it has been revealed that the Chiefs will sign the 27-year-old wide receiver on a one-year contract.
The arrival of Benjamin to the team of Andy Reid represents the addition of one more weapon for the complete arsenal that includes Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins “another ex-Bill” and Travis Kelce by air. After the physical tests, West, who had already played for the Chiefs, was chosen by Reid to share the ground attack with Spencer Ware. Although Anderson also got a job, being signed by the Raiders.