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Browns & WR Travis Benjamin “75-80 Percent” Close To Agreement On Extension

Browns WR Travis Benjamin told reporters on Thursday that he’s “75 to 80 percent” close to signing his own extension, per Mary Kay Cabot.

Benjamin previously indicated that he was interested in signing an extension with the Browns if they were willing to meet his asking price.

If the Browns offer me a contract right now that’s legitimate, I’ll sign right now. I would never leave the Browns,” Benjamin said, per Nate Ulrich.

Benjamin, 25, was taken in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Browns. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.577 million rookie contract that included a $477,000 signing bonus.

He’ll make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent next year.

This season, Benjamin has appeared 12 games and recorded 54 receptions for 826 yards receiving and five touchdowns. Benjamin has also contributed 285 punt return yards and a touchdown. Pro Football Focus has Benjamin rated as the No. 62 receiver out of 119 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding a potential extension for Benjamin as the news is available.