Report: Chiefs signing Kelvin Benjamin

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The Bills cut receiver Kelvin Benjamin on Tuesday. He found a new home on Thursday.

After a visit to Kansas City, Benjamin will sign with the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

He becomes another weapon in the NFL’s third-ranked offense, joining Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Chris Conley, among others, in the team’s receivers room. Watkins has missed the past two games with a foot injury and remained limited in Thursday’s practice.

Benjamin made 23 catches for 354 yards with the Bills this season.

He entered the NFL as a first-round pick of the Panthers in 2014. Carolina sent him to Buffalo at the trade deadline in 2017.

Benjamin will become a free agent after the season.

55 responses to “Report: Chiefs signing Kelvin Benjamin

  1. Take from a Bills fan, you won’t expect much from him, and you’ll still be disappointed.

  2. This will be impressive. Hill streaking up one side of the field and Benjamine strea…… well Hill is really good at losing his coverage so that should be ok.

  3. 4th and goal. 0:03 seconds left in the AFC Championship game. Mahomes fakes the handoff, rolls out, tosses a dime to the back corner to a wide open Kelvin Benjamin. Kelvin Benjamin drops it after it hits his hands. Chiefs lose 21-17, New England to the Super Bowl. KB gonna KB. Too be fair tho, he had a lot of Duffs hot sauce on his hands while in Buffalo.

  4. Kelvin is a complete knucklehead — frequently loafs,pouts when the ball doesn’t go his way, not a team guy. And plus … he isn’t all that good even his head right. If you are going to bring on a player with character issues, might as well grab a Josh Gordon where the risk is worth the reward.

  5. Lol define team guy. I wanna know which players in the NFL are actually team guys. These are grown men with mouths to feed, not children just playing the game for fun.

  6. No offense but even with the 29th worst SOS (meaning only 3 teams have easier schedules…surprise) New England isn’t making it to the SB. AFC is a little weak this year but there are much better teams out there, KC being one of them.

  7. Puzzling addition by KC…Benjamin is lazy, self-centered, slow and has bad hands. Plus when he tries to jump he falls backwards—thus negating his height advantage. Other than that , it’s a shrewd move by KC

  8. Geez all these comments remind me of another first round lazy no good bust the chiefs traded away for. (Cam Erving) I wonder how that turned out. 🤔

  9. BillsFanFromTheGreatWhiteNorth says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:24 pm
    Take from a Bills fan, you won’t expect much from him, and you’ll still be disappointed.
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    You sound a lot like all the Philly fans when they said the same thing about Andy Reid, I’d say that’s working out pretty well for the Chiefs right now. If Benjamin can’t get excited playing with Mahomes then he is a bust, but I’m betting you’ll get to see what kind of talent he really has playing with Mahomeboy.

  10. There’s a reason the Panthers traded him for next-to-nothing and the Bills dumped him. I can’t understand you’d bring a cancer like that into your locker room with a good, young QB. He’s probably going to drive Mahomes crazy with all his whining.

  11. Great signing. Kc is a high octane passing team. With all the weapons kc has, and mahomes getting everyone involved, Benjamin is Going To Be Open alot. Benjamin will thrive in kc with mahomes great accuracy. He doesn’t have to worry about pressure to be the best wr on the team. He’ll be the fourth or fifth option on a squad full of playmakers.

  12. He has the tools to be great, but got it in his head that his problems are other people’s fault. Benjamin would quit on routes if he wasn’t the primary target; leading to picks because he wasn’t on his spot when the ball was thrown. After a while the only thing he was good for was a 10 yard slant. I loved him when the Panthers drafted him, but he’s his own worse enemy.

  13. I think being on a perennial loser like Buffalo just weighs on guys like Benjamin, and he may be a completely different guy in KC.

  14. I think it’s a bad move. It’s not like the guy is a savey veteran with a killer instinct. Benjamin is like the exact opposite of clutch.

  15. raiderfool says:
    December 6, 2018 at 9:24 pm
    The bills cut him, does he play defense???..KC is horrible on D
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    And the Raiders are just plain Horrible. 20-1 in the AFC West baby.

  16. I could see him doing well in KC. He won’t have t9 be their #1, or even their #2 WR so he will face easier match-ups.

    Plus I expect that he will play with a little more fire, as many guys do when they first change teams. Plus he’s stepping onto a team that could make a super bowl run.

    And this sets him up to potentially redeem himself a bit in a contract year (I am guessing his deal with KC only goes for this season)

    If he doesn’t show some heart/fire now, he probably never will.

  17. think being on a perennial loser like Buffalo just weighs on guys like Benjamin, and he may be a completely different guy in KC.

    Didn’t they make the playoffs one year when he was on the team?

  18. TruFBFan says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm
    No offense but even with the 29th worst SOS (meaning only 3 teams have easier schedules…surprise) New England isn’t making it to the SB. AFC is a little weak this year but there are much better teams out there, KC being one of them.

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    You do realize the Pats beat the Chiefs this season, right? And the Chiefs just lost their most potent offensive weapon? It’s some kind of funny math to add that up to a Chiefs advantage.

  19. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    December 6, 2018 at 9:30 pm
    Great signing. Kc is a high octane passing team.

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    Well they pretty much have to be, now that they’ve lost their league-best RB. They’ll be much easier to game-plan for now. I expect this team will look different the next few weeks.

  20. Alot of ppl dont understand football. First off him and Cam were not friends and he hated cams im this whole team attitude and then he was traded to the Bills, where he instantly fell into depression cause how bad they are, but with KC and their high-powered offense, he can settle down and learn to love football again. He may not even see the field, but just being around Andy and Pat will change him.

  21. xiiprestige says:
    December 7, 2018 at 1:05 am
    Alot of ppl dont understand football. First off him and Cam were not friends and he hated cams im this whole team attitude and then he was traded to the Bills, where he instantly fell into depression cause how bad they are, but with KC and their high-powered offense, he can settle down and learn to love football again. He may not even see the field, but just being around Andy and Pat will change him.

    I think you have this back words, KB sent the team and fans into depression when he repeatedly had balls ricochet off his hands in critical situations. Unlike Sammy Watkins, who has a lot of talent and is very good when he isn’t hurt, KB is a slug.

  22. Wow, cannot believe all the posts saying this bust will come good now he is in KC. Hope Mahomes does not throw to him too often as his passing completion stats are going to take a dive.

  23. Low risk here for the Chiefs. If he doesn’t work out, they’re not out much. If he does, it’s a bonus. Nothing but upside to this from the team’s perspective.

  24. All this talk about how bad he was in Buffalo. A WR is only as good as the guy throwing him the ball. Who was/is throwing the ball in Buffalo? There have been so many i can’t keep track. It’s a who’s who of great QB’s…Peterman, Anderson, McCarron, Webb, Barkley, Allen.(And yes I had to look them up)

    This is probably KB’s last chance. I am guessing he will regain some of the fire in his belly we saw early in his career. If he doesn’t, the Chiefs will cut him.

    Low risk- High reward. If he plays well, opposing defenses will lay awake at night.

  25. TruFBFan says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm
    No offense but even with the 29th worst SOS (meaning only 3 teams have easier schedules…surprise) New England isn’t making it to the SB. AFC is a little weak this year but there are much better teams out there, KC being one of them.

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    And yet NE already beat KC this season

  26. All the KC fans think they have all the answers on KB because they are winning some games this season….cant wait to haer all the excuses when KB does nothing for KC and KC goes out in the first round of playoffs JUST LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO….

  27. Hard to judge a player by their stint in Buffalo. The Bills just seem like a black hole for talent. If you want to disappear as a player, go to Buffalo for a few years.

    Curious to see if he can contribute in an actual offense, opposed to whatever they call it in Buffalo when they have the ball.

  28. unclebluck says:
    December 7, 2018 at 9:19 am
    All the KC fans think they have all the answers on KB because they are winning some games this season….cant wait to haer all the excuses when KB does nothing for KC and KC goes out in the first round of playoffs JUST LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO….
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    Barring a colossal melt-down to end the season, they will have a bye in the first round. So yeah…good luck with that first round loss thingy you are hanging your hat on.

  29. Marques Colston was effective, and was a similar guy to Benjamin.

    Benjamin was acually pretty good early in his career with Cam, and derailed with subpar QB play.

    Is he a #1 or #2 at this point? No. Is he a decent red zone threat? Conley I think is a better on field option, but never hurts to have a guy that makes the defense have to put a tall CB or jump ball CB on.

    It’s an Xs and Os move. I don’t think anyone believes Benjamin is going to excel, but he might just be a piece defenses have to account for in short yardage situations.

  30. maybe they wanna cut Watkins….he’s not worth the $$$ they gave to him, but luckily the rest of team is stacked otherwise that blunder would be exposed

  31. I love all these fairweather fans who rip a player when he’s on the Bills, but then when he’s cut , he’s all of a sudden going to be a star on their team. Give me a break.

  32. “He becomes another weapon in the NFL’s third-ranked offense”

    >>>OMG I just spit my lunch all over my monitor, THAT WAS HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!
    When has Benjamin EVER been a weapon?

  33. “A WR is only as good as the guy throwing him the ball. Who was/is throwing the ball in Buffalo?”
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    And even mediocre receivers make catches WHEN the ball hits them in the hands….while they’re wide open

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