Chargers Place WR Travis Benjamin On IR, Sign DT T.Y. McGill


The Chargers announced on Thursday they have placed WR Travis Benjamin on injured reserve and signed DT T.Y. McGill to the active roster. 

Benjamin, 29, 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 in 2016.

This offseason, Benjamin signed a one-year extension through the 2020 season that included a $3 million signing bonus and reduced his 2019 base salary to $1 million. 

In 2019, Benjamin has appeared in five games for the Chargers and caught six passes for 30 yards. 

McGill, 26, originally signed on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State back in 2015. He lasted just a few months in Seattle before he was claimed off of waivers by the Colts.

McGill had had brief stints with the Browns, Chiefs, Chargers and Eagles before the Chargers claimed him off waivers near the end of 2018. Los Angeles waived McGill at the end of the preseason and he recently signed on with the Redskins before being released again. 

In 2018, McGill appeared in two games and recorded three tackles and no sacks.

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