Kelvin Benjamin becomes a free agent


The Kansas City Chiefs signed wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a one-year contract, taking a low-risk gamble that they can become the team that finally allows the 2014 first-round draft pick to live up to expectations.

The deal is for one year, the source said, meaning Benjamin will be a free agent this offseason. For Benjamin, this will be a huge step up because he'll be going from a cellar-dweller to a contender.

A downright bust in Buffalo after being acquired from Carolina back in October of 2017, the Florida State product caught 23-of-62 targets for 354 yards with the Bills prior to being released. His catch percentage was also an abysmal 37.1 percent with the Bills.

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He added that the Justice Department inspector general's investigation into these matters is looming over all of this. Former FBI Director James Comey is appearing before a closed-door session of the House Judiciary Committee today.

Watkins missed two of the last three games for the Chiefs due to his ailment.

He was released by Buffalo this week and traded to the Bills from Carolina last season. Perhaps that could be something the Chiefs consider across from star tight end Travis Kelce. Basically, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound receiver won't be asked to carry the load on offense, and he'll be taking a huge step up at quarterback from Josh Allen to Mahomes. Benjamin may be a former first-rounder, but he's toeing the line of bust status. It has been a bit of a surprising season for the Chiefs, but they are now trying to add even more talent to make a playoff run.