Dolphins claim Bene Benwikere

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When the Panthers waived cornerback Bene Benwikere late last week, it came as a bit of a surprise as Benewikere had been playing a prominent role for Carolina this season.

Given Benwikere’s experience and the frequent cornerback needs around the league, it also seemed likely that Benwikere would not be without a job for long. That proved to be the case.

According to multiple reports, Benwikere has been claimed off of waivers by the Dolphins.

Miami opened the season with Byron Maxwell and rookie Xavien Howard as their starting cornerbacks, but benched Maxwell in favor of Tony Lippett in Week Four. Howard hurt his knee in that game and missed Sunday’s loss to the Titans, which meant Maxwell was back in the starting lineup. How Benwikere fits remains to be seen, but there’s likely to be more tinkering in the secondary as the Dolphins try to find a formula that can result in actual victories.