Giants Releasing TE Kelvin Benjamin

Per Pat Leonard, the Giants will be releasing TE Kelvin Benjamin today. 

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The team did not provide a reason to Leonard. Benjamin was initially at practice earlier today but after a conversation with the team brass left the field. 

He had signed with the Giants earlier this offseason after a tryout and was attempting to make the conversion from wide receiver to tight end. 

Benjamin, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $7.66 million contract that includes $6.19 million guaranteed when the Panthers picked up his fifth-year option in 2018. 

Carolina elected to trade Benjamin to the Bills third- and seventh-round picks in 2017. However, Buffalo later waived and he eventually caught on with the Chiefs. 

In 2018, Benjamin appeared in 15 games for the Bills and Chiefs and caught 25 passes for 380 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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