As if things couldn’t get any worse….
Head Coach Rob Chudzinski announced at his press conference that Wide Receiver and ace punt returner Travis Benjamin has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Its a big blow to the Browns special teams who were thriving on punt returns with the speedy Benjamin a threat to take one back every time.
The play happened in the third quarter of yesterday’s game in KC, forcing the Browns to go to Devone Bess in his place. We know how that turned out. Benjamin was averaging 11.7 yards per return with one TD, second best in the AFC. As a receiver, the 23 year old second year speedster had five catches for 105 yards and one rush for 45 yards.
Chudzinski said that Bess will handle the punt return duties but that CB Joe Haden will also get a look.