Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin is in the final year of his rookie deal and he says that he wants to sign an extension, either during the season or afterwards, as Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer writes.
“I’m not looking for (free agency),” he said. “Me and the Browns have a great relationship. I love them, they love me and I love the community so if we get a deal done that’ll be great for me…I love it here, my wife loves it here and we’re just happy to be here,” said the 25-year-old (26 in December).
Benjamin went on to say there’s still time to get an extension done this season and he seemed optimistic that the Browns are interesting in doing so. The wide receiver hopes that the team will approach him about a new deal “in a couple of weeks.”
So far in 2015, Benjamin has caught 31 passes for 528 yards and four touchdowns. The youngster is tied for seventh in the NFL with five total touchdowns – four receiving and one punt return – and is leading the league with four receptions of 40+yards. It’s not hard to imagine the 5’10” athlete getting big bucks to play elsewhere next spring, but Benjamin sounds intent on staying put in Cleveland.