Everything’s coming up roses for the Browns all of a sudden.
They’ve won three straight games, the first time they’ve strung that many wins together since 2009, and one of their players has been recognized as the AFC special teams player of the week. Rookie wide receiver Travis Benjamin took home the prize for the week on the back of his 93-yard punt return for a touchdown in the 30-7 rout of the Chiefs.
It was the longest punt return in Browns history and the longest punt return in the AFC this season. Benjamin, a fourth-round pick this year, has returned just three punts all year as it has largely been the domain of Josh Cribbs. Cribbs is a free agent after the season and he’s made no secret that he’d like to be playing a bigger role on offense than the Browns have been willing to give him.
If he does wind up heading elsewhere, it looks like Benjamin can be considered a strong candidate for the punt return job.