The Chargers did not play Benjamin in Week 10 or in the final week of the regular season, so it appears he was playing through the knee injury for the latter part of the year.
Benjamin, 27, was taken in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Browns. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.577 million rookie contract and signed on with the Chargers last year.
He is entering the second year of a four-year, $24 million contract that contains $13 million guaranteed. He is set to make a base salary of $4.25 million next season to go along with another $5.75 million in 2018.
In 2016, Benjamin appeared in 14 games for the Chargers and recorded 47 receptions for 677 yards receiving, four touchdowns, and lost three fumbles. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 71 overall wide receiver out of 115 qualifying players.