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Details on Travis Benjamin contract with Chargers

Nov 30, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin (11) catches a touchdown pass from Cleveland Browns quarterback Austin Davis (not pictured) during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 30, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin (11) catches a touchdown pass from Cleveland Browns quarterback Austin Davis (not pictured) during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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The details have been released for the Travis Benjamin deal with the San Diego Chargers:

Terms for Travis Benjamin and the #Chargers: 4 years, $24M with $13M guaranteed. $18M over the first 3 years

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016

The Chargers will get Benjamin at a pretty good deal. He is expected to make $6 million per year on his deal. That is a solid deal with a rising talent. The Chargers didn’t overpay for him and it could be a solid contract if he performs at the level that they are hoping from him.

The Chargers need to find some talent to add on defense now. The team needs some help in the trenches on defense and could use some depth at linebacker and the team is still looking for starters at safety. The defense needs the biggest upgrades at the moment. There is some solid young talent on defense, but we need to add more pieces to help.

The Chargers offense gets an upgrade with Benjamin added as a starter on offense. He will be able to stretch the defense and will allow Keenan Allen to work his way underneath. It should be a solid combination for Philip Rivers to work with.

Benjamin will be the threat to blow the top off, but he will also be a threat at catching the crossing routes that Ken Whisenhunt loves to run. Whiz will allow him to do his work after the catch. Whisenhunt loves to get the ball out quickly and allow the receivers to make plays. Benjamin should be able to pick up some big yards in that department.

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