FA WR/TE Kelvin Benjamin Suspended Two Games

Kelvin Benjamin is currently sitting without a team, but the veteran was still slapped with a ban today. The NFL suspended the free agent wide receiver for the first two games of the season, according to ESPN’s Field Yates (via Twitter).

Based on the wording of the tweet, it sounds like Benjamin’s suspension will last only one more week. It’s uncertain why the former Panthers receiver was hit with the ban.

Benjamin joined up with the G-Men earlier this year in an effort to reboot his career as a tight end. At 6’5″ and 245 pounds, Benjamin has the bulk to play the position, but the Giants apparently thought otherwise. The 30-year-old was cut by the Giants in late July.

In his first pro season, Benjamin had 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns. After missing 2015 with a torn ACL, he had 941 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016. He was traded to the Bills midway through the 2017 season, and his career went downhill quickly after that. Benjamin got into 15 games with the Bills and Chiefs in 2018, but he finished with only 380 receiving yards. He hasn’t seen the field for an NFL game since the conclusion of that 2018 campaign.

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