NFL Network's Rand Getlin reported "Benjamin plans to sign with the Chargers when the market officially opens." He added that "there was a ton of interest in the market for him." Adam Schefter of ESPN confirmed that report.
Despite the Browns' quarterback woes, Benjamin had a career year in 2015 with 68 receptions, 966 yards and five touchdowns.
Benjamin's role was a big one last season. In addition to being a wide receiver, he averaged 11.6 yards per punt return, including a return touchdown. The only knock on the 26-year-old could be the fact his production dropped after a sizzling start to the season.
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He was still by far the Browns' most productive wide receiver, although tight end Gary Barnidge was the No. 1 target for Cleveland quarterbacks last season. Despite that, Benjamin has potential and is heading into the beginning of his prime.