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Benjamin says Browns can turn it around “with the right staff”

Travis Benjamin


Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin delivered an interesting answer Monday when reporters asked him about his football future.

Per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Benjamin responded to a question about the Browns’ poor record changing his personal outlook for the future by saying, in part, that “as long as we get the right pieces in here and the right staff and anything we need to make this team great, I’m willing to stick by for the long haul.”

The current coaching staff won’t much like “the right staff” part.

It’s just a quote, one that history says will be followed with some sort of clarification. These things happen, especially during 2-8 seasons.

Benjamin’s breakout season has come in the final season of his rookie contract. He’s been especially productive with Johnny Manziel at quarterback and had his third game of 100-plus yards receiving in Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh. Benjamin had 2 touchdown catches in Manziel’s first start of the season in Week 2. On the season, Benjamin has 48 catches for 736 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Benjamin was a fourth-round pick in 2012; that was two Browns administrations ago. Though Benjamin has always been a dangerous return man, his previous career best for receptions in a season was 18.