Benjamin sounds like he’s staying with the Browns

AP

Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin is coming off a career year and is eligible for free agency. He stopped by PFT Live this week and sounded like a guy who’s not going anywhere.

“Hopefully, I can lock up before March,” Benjamin said.

He said he’s spoken to new Browns coach Hue Jackson and that Jackson told Benjamin “he loves my skill set, loves my speed. Hopefully it will be a great 2016 season for us.”

Benjamin had a breakout year in 2015. His 68 catches, 966 receiving yards and five touchdown catches were all career bests. He’d always been a punt return threat but hadn’t been a full-time wide receiver before last season.

He’ll get paid accordingly.

“Football is my life, my pride and joy,” Benjamin said. “I leave it up to my agent to figure out where I’m going. Once I’m in the building it’s all about getting better and going forward.”

Benjamin got off to a hot start last season by clicking with quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Browns are all but certain to release Manziel next month.

“I just wish Johnny the best,” Benjamin said. “May God bless him in whatever he does.”

Watch the entire Benjamin interview below.