Bills Acquire Wideout Kelvin Benjamin from the Panthers

Bills trade picks to Panthers for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin

The Bills in turn sent 2018 third- and seventh-round picks to Carolina.

Consider Cam Newton among those confused by the Kelvin Benjamin trade.

ESPN first reported the move, which came moments before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. The two worked in the Panthers organization before joining the Bills and assuming the task of fixing a franchise that appeared to be in disarray.

Many believed that Buffalo was "tanking" for a high draft slot, but after a 5-2 start, the Bills became "buyers" rather than "sellers" at the trade deadline.




At 5-2, the Bills see a real shot at making the playoffs for the first time in 17 years (the longest current postseason drought of any National Football League team) and, though Benjamin won't get a lot of separation, he's on his way to another 1,000-yard season.

He was solid last season, finishing the year with 63 catches for 941 yards, and he was on a similar pace this season. Not only is he a tight end, but he's also going to be out at least another week with a knee injury.

Despite all this, it is worth mentioning that Newton did enjoy his MVP season in 2015 with Benjamin sidelined for the year. This season Benjamin has 32 catches, third on the team behind rookie Christian McCaffrey and Devin Funchess.

Benjamin, who joined the Panthers as a first-round draft pick (28th overall) from Florida State, has 168 career receptions for 2,424 yards and 18 touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2013, he helped the Seminoles go undefeated by hauling in 54 receptions for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns. That completed Florida State's ideal 14-0 season.

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