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4 moves for Chargers to consider before trade deadline

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants heads for the endzone and scores a touchdown in the first quarter against the New York Jets during a preseason game on August 26, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants heads for the endzone and scores a touchdown in the first quarter against the New York Jets during a preseason game on August 26, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers misses a catch in the endzone as he is trailed by Ron Parker #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Travis Benjamin #12 of the Los Angeles Chargers misses a catch in the endzone as he is trailed by Ron Parker #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Move Travis Benjamin

The Chargers can be sellers in this thing too and if they can send Travis Benjamin to a wide receiver-needy team and get pretty much anything for him, it’s a deal that needs to be done.

I argued that this guy shouldn’t even make the team this year, but I digress. With the emergence of Mike Williams and the surprisingly great play from Tyrell Williams of late, Benjamin has basically been phased out of the offense. On top of that, Desmond King has taken his spot as the team’s punt returner.

There’s literally no reason to have him around at this point, especially because the team will likely cut him during the offseason. Why not get something for him while you can?

There are teams around the league that are short on wide receivers and could also use Benjamin as a punt or kick returner. His deadly speed would be a big selling point and one that just might convince a team to give up a sixth or seventh-round pick for him.

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