49ers sign Travis Benjamin

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The 49ers are adding veteran wide receiver Travis Benjamin.

Benjamin will sign a one-year deal with San Francisco, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

San Francisco was in the market for another receiver after Emmanuel Sanders left for New Orleans in free agency. Benjamin may be able to pick up where Sanders left off.

The 30-year-old Benjamin has had some big moments in his career, most notably a 966-yard season with the Browns in 2015, but last year he played in only five games and caught only six passes for 30 yards.

3 responses to “49ers sign Travis Benjamin

  1. This is interesting, because the 9ers already have essentially the same player on their roster in Marquise Goodwin. Not sure where the money sits, but it’s more of a one-for-one signing to replace Goodwin than it is a signing to replace Sanders. The 9ers still need a possession reciever, not another speed threat. Samuel figures to start next year, and Pettis can only really inside and has questionable ability, but who will play outside opposite of Samuel is a lingering question. Not sure Benjamin is durable or large enough to do so, despite his decent ability as a deep threat.

  2. This one is going to be interesting.

    If he goes to SF and tears it up it basically means that Rivers has been a non NFL caliber QB for about 3-5 years now.

    If he’s a bust in SF is it Garropollo’s fault or Benjamin’s? This is definitely the more interesting scenario but I’m going with door #1.

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