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Travis Benjamin | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (100) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Travis Benjamin caught 3-of-6 targets for 62 yards in the Chargers' Week 3 loss to the Colts.
Benjamin had a drop and was stuck on two catches for 19 yards most of the day before catching a long 43-yard pass in the fourth quarter to set the offense up inside the 10-yard line. San Diego ultimately settled for a short field goal. Benjamin has now drawn six targets in back-to-back games without Keenan Allen (torn ACL). He'll be on the WR2 map next week vs. the Saints. Sep 25 - 8:16 PM

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Travis Benjamin caught all six of his targets for 115 yards and two scores Week 2 against the Jaguars.

At least for one week, Benjamin looked up to the task of being a No. 1 receiver with Keenan Allen on the shelf. He made two quick catches to get the offense moving in the first quarter, took advantage of a mismatch against the linebacker for a 43-yard gain, found wide open space on a shallow cross for a six-yard score, and roasted Davon House for a 45-yard touchdown in the third quarter. With the Colts and Saints next up on the schedule, Benjamin should return at worst WR2 value over the next two weeks.
Sep 18 - 7:41 PM

Travis Benjamin nabbed seven of eight catches for 32 yards Sunday in the Chargers' Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

Benjamin is known for his speed but couldn’t get loose for any big gains on Sunday. His longest catch went for only eight yards. Benjamin will be the Chargers’ No. 1 receiver going forward, though he’ll probably max out as a WR3 in fantasy.
Sep 11 - 6:16 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 2-of-5 targets for 35 yards in Sunday's preseason game.

Benjamin showed some nice YAC ability on a 17-yard grab, but also failed to corral a deep ball, the kind the Bolts signed him for. Benjamin is on the WR4/5 borderline as the Chargers' new Malcom Floyd.
Aug 28 - 3:16 PM

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin didn’t re-sign with the Browns because he "wanted to play with a better quarterback."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto adds "a lot of the Browns' free agents wanted a new team." The Browns reportedly offered close to what Benjamin and RT Mitchell Schwartz signed for, but both never considered returning. Cleveland also failed to re-sign Alex Mack and Tashaun Gipson.
Mar 19 - 4:41 PM

Chargers agreed to terms with WR Travis Benjamin, formerly of the Browns, on a four-year, $24 million contract.

Benjamin was widely expected to remain with the Browns, but talks broke down on the verge of free agency. He replaces Malcom Floyd as the Chargers' go-to deep threat, and will be a legitimate No. 2 alongside Keenan Allen. Still only 26, Benjamin could retain WR3 value in fantasy for a team that loves to throw.
Mar 9 - 12:09 PM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports Travis Benjamin will sign with the Chargers when the new league year opens Wednesday afternoon.

The deal is believed to be for more than $6 million per season. That's high-end No. 2 receiver money, so Benjamin is doing pretty well for himself in an extremely weak free-agent receiver class. Benjamin will serve as the lid-lifter deep threat opposite Keenan Allen with Malcom Floyd now out of the picture and headed into retirement. The Falcons were also in on Benjamin.
Mar 9 - 8:23 AM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports the Falcons have "inquired about" free agent Travis Benjamin.

Since it's dot connecting season, Benjamin played for Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan in 2014. The Falcons have a dire need behind Julio Jones, and Benjamin is at the top of a spectacularly weak free agent class. He's reportedly also drawn interest from the Texans.
Mar 8 - 5:50 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have shown interest in free agent Travis Benjamin.

Benjamin was expected to sign a new deal with the Browns prior to free agency, but it now appears Cleveland will lose the speedy playmaker. In addition to the Texans, the Falcons and Chargers have been linked as possible landing spots. Benjamin caught 68 passes for 966 yards and five touchdowns as the No. 1 receiver in Cleveland last season.
Mar 8 - 8:13 AM

The Akron Beacon-Journal's Nate Ulrich predicts the Browns will let impending free agent WR Travis Benjamin "slip away."

Benjamin has reportedly been "close" to signing a new deal for several weeks, but it now looks as if he will hit the open market, with the Chargers and Falcons among the teams reportedly waiting to speak with him. Ulrich believes the Browns will replace Benjamin with either Marvin Jones or Mohamed Sanu, who both played for new coach Hue Jackson in Cincinnati. Jones is likely to land a big deal as the top free agent receiver available, but Sanu's price should be more palatable.
Mar 5 - 10:32 AM

Browns executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown said contract negotiations with impending free agent Travis Benjamin have not broken down.

Brown said Thursday that he had contract negotiations with Benjamin's agent as recently as Wednesday night. Several recent reports have suggested Benjamin is headed to free agency, with the Chargers and Falcons reportedly "in the hunt" for his services. Those reports had the look of agent-driven leaks intended to create leverage in negotiations, but at this point it would not be surprising if Benjamin hit the open market.
Feb 25 - 10:03 AM

NFL draft insider Tony Pauline passes along "word from the Combine" that the Chargers and Falcons are "in the hunt" for free agent Travis Benjamin.

Benjamin makes a ton of sense in both locales as a speed complement to Keenan Allen (San Diego) and Julio Jones (Atlanta). Reports out of Cleveland as recently as last week had Benjamin "very close" to re-signing with the Browns, but multiple reports on Tuesday indicated those talks had broken down. At age 26, Benjamin will be a coveted commodity if he hits the free agent market.
Feb 24 - 2:05 PM

Free agent Travis Benjamin's player rep tells's Rand Getlin that talks with the Browns have "broken down," and that his client will hit the open market.

It's a negotiating ploy. The Browns still have 15 more days to get Benjamin under contract before the start of the new league year. ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reported Monday that a deal was "close." Benjamin still seems more likely than not to remain in Cleveland.
Feb 23 - 6:19 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reiterated on Twitter that the Browns are "close" to re-signing free agent Travis Benjamin.

Grossi predicted late last week that Benjamin's re-signing would happen "very soon." Benjamin has also been outwardly intent on staying in Cleveland to learn from wide receivers guru Hue Jackson, which could turn out to be a very nice career move. Once Benjamin officially stays put, the top free agent wideouts left would be Alshon Jeffery (probably not going anywhere), Marvin Jones, Rishard Matthews, and 35-year-old Anquan Boldin.
Feb 22 - 4:30 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes free agent WR Travis Benjamin could be re-signed "very soon."

Grossi was already on the record as expecting Benjamin to return, but it sounds like talks could really be rolling. The Browns have 20 more days to prevent Benjamin from hitting the open market. If Benjamin is back, he'll slot in as the Browns' No. 2 receiver behind Josh Gordon.
Feb 18 - 1:41 PM

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