Chiefs sign former first-round WR Benjamin as Watkins nurses foot injury

NFL free agency rumors: Kelvin Benjamin visiting Chiefs

Report: Chiefs signing ex-Bills WR Benjamin

With Benjamin traded out of Carolina last season and released from the Bills this season, Benjamin should understand that whether it's the Chiefs or any other team. he is running out of chances.

Benjamin was named a First-Team All-American by Sports Illustrated following the season and was later the fifth wide receiver taken in the draft that year.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed that receiver Sammy Watkins tweeked his injured right foot during Thursday's practice. Benjamin had just 23 catches for 354 yards and a touchdown for Buffalo this year. His production has decreased each season, and the Panthers past year traded him to the Bills.

Benjamin missed all of 2015 because of a torn ACL and hasn't been the same player since.

Benjamin was waived by the Bills on Tuesday. His new head coach will demand accountability and put him into a better position to succeed.

The Chiefs can gameplan Benjamin into their high powered offense by creating mismatches against smaller defensive backs. It would be a low-risk signing for them, but Benjamin stands to lose a lot if it doesn't work out.

But the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Benjamin struggled to fit in with the Bills, making just 39 receptions for 571 yards and two touchdowns in 18 total games with the club. The Chiefs also have Travis Kelce, which would likely make Benjamin no better than a fourth option for quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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