- According to Joe Person, the Panthers receive the Bills 2018 third- and seventh-round picks in return for Benjamin.
This counts as a deadline stunner.
The Bills had said that they were unlikely to make a move before the deadline, but it appears as though the managed to get something done with the Panthers to bolster their receiving corps.
Bills GM Brandon Beane and HC Sean McDermott are, obviously, familiar with what Benjamin can do form their time together in Carolina.
Another surprising aspect of this deal is the fact that the Panthers are currently 5-2 and just decided to trade away their best receiver.
Benjamin, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $7.66 million contract that includes $6.19 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $1 million to go along with a $465,125 roster bonus for the 2017 season.
The Panthers picked up Benjamin’s fifth-year option this past May worth around $8,459,000.
In 2017, Benjamin has appeared in eight games and caught 32 passes for 475 yards receiving and two touchdowns.