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Report: Browns close to re-signing Travis Benjamin


No one knows who the Browns’ quarterback will be this year. But we could soon know who one of the Browns’ unknown quarterback’s receivers will be.

Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reports that the Browns and Travis Benjamin are “close” to working out a new contract.

Benjamin, a 2012 fourth-round pick from Miami, is due to become a free agent on March 9. Appearing on PFT Live from the Super Bowl, Benjamin expressed a desire to return to the Browns, but a willingness to look elsewhere if need be.

He apparently won’t have to look very hard, if the Browns indeed wrap this up sooner than later.

The Browns likely will be cutting Dwayne Bowe, and Brian Hartline could be gone, too. Josh Gordon could be reinstated, and new coach Hue Jackson could make a play in free agency for Marvin Jones and/or Mohamed Sanu, whom Jackson coached with the Bengals.