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Kelvin Benjamin traded to Buffalo Bills

Kelvin Benjamin traded to Buffalo Bills

In exchange for Benjamin, Buffalo sent their third and seventh-round draft picks to the Panthers.

ESPN first reported the news. The Buffalo Bills have upgraded their patchwork group of receivers by agreeing to acquire Benjamin in a trade with the Panthers. He missed the 2015 season after tearing his ACL prior to the regular season. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Benjamin is a great deep ball threat and red zone receiver for Bills QB Tyrod Taylor.

Benjamin, who is 6-foot-5, 246-pounds, was a first-round pick by the Panthers in the 2014 National Football League draft. He had 941 receiving yards and seven touchdowns last season.

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None of his scores were more important than the game-winning touchdown with 13 seconds left against Auburn in the national championship. His Houston Texans are his pride and joy during the fall and the winter on Sundays, while he has the garnet and gold of his Florida State Seminoles in his blood. Adding Benjamin to an offence that features running back LeSean McCoy and tight end Charles Clay makes the playoffs a strong possibility for Buffalo.

Without Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen not expected back from a surgically repaired foot for another month, Cam Newton is left without two unsafe weapons in his receiving corps.

Devin Funchess would be Carolina's new No. 1 receiver and Russell Shepard and rookie Curtis Samuel are now expected to see increased playing time.