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NFL News: Browns WR/PR Travis Benjamin out for the season

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.

  • arnold_palmer

    We just can’t have nice things.

  • MrCleaveland

    I’m not crazy about exposing Haden to the extra risk of returning punts. Can’t see any upside to this. Put someone more expendable back there. Besides, Joe doesn’t have the greatest hands either.

  • boomhauertjs

    Haden on PR is about as bad an idea as ever letting Brandon Weeden start another game at QB.

  • humboldt

    Weeden at PR.

    Fixed?

  • Allen P

    Man, the Curse of Wahoo is really feasting lately.

  • MrCleaveland

    Weeden wouldn’t even make a good place-kick holder. It would take him too long to decide exactly where to place the ball.

  • mgbode

    agree. plus, we just signed this guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vj3xEoun9g

  • mgbode

    how am I going to tell my son he cannot watch Benjamin Rabbit any more this season? sad day.

  • mgbode

    strange that he ignored the team in the 50s and early 60s though (you do realize that he was the logo at that time, right?).

  • Harv 21

    Torn ACL appears to be this year’s staff infection.

  • Harv 21

    ha! spinning the laces … spinning … spinning …

  • humboldt

    Well, if not Hoyer then at least Poyer.

    FWIW, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a kicker take a more vicious hit than the one UCLA’s kicker absorbs on that play

  • mgbode

    that might be better than what happened to Mizzou

  • RGB

    Oh, how I LOVE being a Browns fan!
    $10 says Gordon gets popped for something AFTER the trade deadline.

  • nj0

    Staph. Though I guess that still works if you think of players as staff of the Browns organization.

  • Toddyus

    +1,000

  • Harv 21

    you know, I’m leaving that typo up there to fight the hubris when I see someone else’s gaffe and think, really? [Except if it’s Garry or mgbode or Mr. Cleaveland. Must bust their chops lest they worry]

  • guest

    He was starting to shine…so its really no surprise he’d go down.

  • RGB

    Nice double entendre, there.

  • chardonbluesguy@live.com

    With the first pick in the 2014 NFL draft the Cleveland Browns select.

  • Garry_Owen

    Staff. Hehe.
    Your a idiot.

  • Harv 21

    forget that at your perel

  • Natedawg86

    When it rains, it rains rocks

  • Natedawg86

    You must be pretty confident puting up a 10 spot

  • Natedawg86

    we can’t unwin the 3 wins we already have

  • RGB

    Well, yeah. 😀

  • maxfnmloans

    If Joe Haden returns a punt, I’m going to Lou Groza drive to give everyone with decision making authority a nasty paper cut on their nipple.

  • maxfnmloans

    All of the sudden, i think this is a moo point

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    This marks the downward trend for Benjamin’s career.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    To bad you can’t trade ’em!

  • turnercr

    Exactly, apparently these guys have never heard of risk/reward analysis

  • turnercr

    Do we even have a legitimate option on the roster to return punts now? Joe Haden is a VERY bad idea. Where’s Cribbs when you need him

  • Ben Frambaugh

    Unfortunately, that’s likely true.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    PC wasn’t an issue back in the 50’s and 60’s though. We were an ignorant culture way back then. /reaching

  • Jeremy Humbert

    Whoa Millie….. And Fee, you take it easy