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49ers signing WR Travis Benjamin to a one-year deal, per report

Mar 24, 2020 at 12:05 PM--

The San Francisco 49ers are signing former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver and return specialist Travis Benjamin to a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The move comes after the Seattle Seahawks signed former New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to a one-year deal. The 49ers were reportedly among the teams expressing interest in Dorsett.

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is familiar with the 30-year-old Benjamin, having coached the receiver in Cleveland in 2014. Shanahan was the offensive coordinator at the time. Benjamin was also a teammate of current 49ers assistant Miles Austin that season.

The Cleveland Browns made Benjamin a fourth-round selection out of Miami (FL) in 2012. He registered six receptions for 30 yards through five games and two starts with the Chargers in 2019. The receiver saw his season end due to a quad injury and landed on injured reserve on October 17.

Benjamin has caught 208 passes for 3,143 yards with 19 touchdowns through his eight NFL seasons. His best statistical season came in 2015 with the Browns when he hauled in 68 passes for 966 yards and five touchdowns.

Career Statistics
Season Team G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2019 Chargers 5 2 6 30 5.0 13 0
2018 Chargers 12 3 12 186 15.5 46T 1
2017 Chargers 16 3 34 567 16.7 62T 4
2016 Chargers 14 8 47 677 14.4 54 4
2015 Browns 16 15 68 966 14.2 61 5
2014 Browns 16 0 18 314 17.4 43 3
2013 Browns 8 3 5 105 21.0 39 0
2012 Browns 14 3 18 298 16.6 69T 2
Total 208 3,143 15.1 69 19

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