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Buffalo Bills release former FSU standout

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver and former Florida State Seminole Kelvin Benjamin was released earlier this afternoon following a catastrophic season with the Bills franchise.

Two weeks prior to the decision, Benjamin stated that had felt that his season has “hit rock bottom” during an interview as the Bills returned to practice in the midst of their bye week preparations as they were scheduled to host the Jacksonville Jaguars on the 25th of November.

Benjamin, a former first-round selection by the Carolina Panthers in 2014 arrived in Buffalo after a deal was reached prior to the 2017 deadline that sent him and a duo consisting of a third and seventh round pick to Buffalo.

On the year Benjamin has recorded a discouraging 23 catches for 354 yards with only one touchdown through 12 games this season. Over the last several weeks, after venting his frustrations with the Bills’ turbulent 4-8 season, the former FSU standout was on his way to setting career lows for almost every statistical category in 2018 as his role in Sean McDermott’s erratic offense.

After playing in less than 60% of the Bill’s offensive snaps over the past several weeks, Benjamin should look forward to acquiring a fresh start next year as he is scheduled to enter free agency this upcoming offseason.

The Bills were currently paying Benjamin a fully guaranteed $8.5 million salary this season as a part of the fifth-year option included in his rookie contract exercised by Carolina according to ESPN’s Mike Rodak.  

 


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