Bills want to see Kelvin Benjamin in new offense before talking extension

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With the draft in the books, teams can turn their attention to other personnel matters and one of the things on the Bills’ list is a possible contract extension for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

If he gets one, it won’t be for a while. General Manager Brandon Beane said on WGR Monday that the team wants to see how Benjamin fits into new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s system over the coming months before opening up talks about a new deal.

Benjamin joined the Bills in a trade with the Panthers during the 2017 season and caught 16 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown while dealing with a knee injury. Benjamin had surgery after the season, but has been at offseason workouts with the team this month.

Benjamin is set to make just over $8.45 million after the fifth-year option on his rookie deal was exercised. Benjamin is joined at the top of the receiver depth chart by Zay Jones and the Bills drafted a pair of receivers on Saturday to flesh out a thin group.

11 responses to “Bills want to see Kelvin Benjamin in new offense before talking extension

  1. This dude is going to want 10 million per year and he’ll either need to be traded or they will cave.

    This is why you don’t trade for high profile players unless you have a contingency plan after the season.

    BB got his 1st rder back for Cooks. Good luck, Buffalo. You’re going to need it.

  2. I heard Beane’s interview. Benjamin is coming off surgery, the Bills have a new offensive coordinator, and will obviously have a new QB. Makes sense to wait and see how everything falls into place. As a fan, I am hoping KB comes back better than ever and returns to early-career form.

  3. Benjamin has shown what he can do when he’s healthy. He’s tough to cover and can be an important part of the offense if the new OC so chooses.

  4. zeuslizard says:
    April 30, 2018 at 10:47 am
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    What is BBs contingency plan when Brady goes down for good this year?

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    LOL

    If you’re waiting on that, good luck. Brady is in the best shape of any QB in the league. The ball is also out as fast as any QB in the league, and with Cooks gone, Edelman back, and Malcolm Mitchell back, don’t hold your breath.

    Next, the 2018 will be in far better shape talent and depth wise than what we saw in 2009 with Cassel leading the team to an 11-5 record.

  5. billsfan25 says:
    April 30, 2018 at 10:25 am
    I heard Beane’s interview. Benjamin is coming off surgery, the Bills have a new offensive coordinator, and will obviously have a new QB. Makes sense to wait and see how everything falls into place. As a fan, I am hoping KB comes back better than ever and returns to early-career form.

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    So, you trade for him, wait for Daboll to let you know Benjamin is dumber than dirt and only runs a handful of routes well, and then you get nothing for him?

  6. He should flourish now they actually have a QB giving him the ball. Tyrod was a RB masquerading as a QB.

  7. Ahaha, we’ll see how good of shape Brady is in after he gets piledrived by horrible harry. Kelvin Benjamin would be an upgrade in Ne, maybe they’ll take our scraps again.

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