Kelvin Benjamin traded to Buffalo Bills

Geneva Matthews
November 2, 2017

The Buffalo Bills have upgraded their patchwork group of receivers by agreeing to acquire Kelvin Benjamin in a trade with the Carolina Panthers.

This season Benjamin has 475 yards and two touchdowns and is a big target standing at 6-foot-5 245 pounds which will give Taylor more options down the field and hopefully improve the 29th ranked passing offence. Conditions were never officially revealed so it's unknown if the Bills will have their seventh round pick in the draft.

ESPN first reported the move, which came moments before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline.

Entering Week 9 of the NFL season, Bills wide receivers have combined for just 45 receptions and 594 receiving yards, both the lowest marks in the league.

He was solid last season, finishing the year with 63 catches for 941 yards, and he was on a similar pace this season.

The Panthers have struggled because they've been without tight end TE Greg Olsen, who was placed on IR after the first game of the season, but hopes to return later in the year.

The 26-year-old Benjamin joins a team few were expecting to succeed with a rookie head coach, unproven quarterback and star wideout Sammy Watkins dealt to the Rams.

The 2015 NFL MVP posted a photo of himself and Benjamin, as well as former teammate Joe Webb, on Instagram Tuesday night with the caption "Some things you will never understand!"

Benjamin was picked 28th in the 2014 draft by the Panthers and proved to be a shrewd pick in his rookie season, when he caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns.

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