The wait is over and the Atlanta Falcons have officially inquired about free agent wide receiver Travis Benjamin.
Benjamin has spent his entire 4-year career with the Cleveland Browns and is coming off of his best season to date. The 26-year-old caught 68 passes for 966 yards and caught five touchdowns, all of which were career highs.
The Falcons are looking to fill their No. 2 wide receiver position after parting ways with Roddy White and signing a guy like Benjamin to fill that void would be stellar. Benjamin may be the best man for the job in regards to complementing Julio Jones and for that reason you need sign him as soon as possible.
Benjamin stands at just 5-10 but makes up for his size with tremendous speed. Benjamin not only can get behind a defense with ease, but he can also return punts at a very high level. With Devin Hester likely out the door as soon as he clears his medical issues, Benjamin could be his replacement.
While no official transactions can be made until tomorrow afternoon at 4 pm, seeing a guy like Benjamin on the Falcons’ radar is great. It seems as if the Falcons may miss out on some top agents such as Danny Trevathan and Bruce Irvin but signing Benjamin would ease the pain a little bit.
At the moment, all we know is the Falcons have contracted Benjamin’s camp but that’s all we know. His price tag is also unknown seeing as no other free agent wide receivers have engaged in any talks with teams that we know of. Guys like Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu have been very quite thus far so it’s impossible to know what his asking price will be at this time.
Do you think this would be a good move, Falcons fans?