Carolina Panthers Trade Kelvin Benjamin To The Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers trade Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo Bills	 	 	 			Kelvin Benjamin

Many believed that Buffalo was "tanking" for a high draft slot, but after a 5-2 start, the Bills became "buyers" rather than "sellers" at the trade deadline.

An ESPN NFL reporter also liked the trade on the Bills end.

McDermott was the Panthers' defensive coordinator prior to this year, his first in Buffalo, so has a good idea of what he's getting in the big-bodied receiver. Jordan Matthews is the Bills leading receiver through seven games, but he has just 15 receptions for 193 receiving yards. The two worked in the Panthers organization before joining the Bills and assuming the task of fixing a franchise that appeared to be in disarray. So far this season, Buffalo's wide receivers rank last in the National Football League in receptions (45) and last in receiving yards (594). This season Benjamin has 32 catches, third on the team behind rookie Christian McCaffrey and Devin Funchess.

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Without Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen not expected back from a surgically repaired foot for another month, Cam Newton is left without two unsafe weapons in his receiving corps. He is under contract for the 2018 season for $8.5 million after the Panthers had picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal over this past offseason.

This trade is hard to process because there are still great unknowns-the greatest of which is the health of Kelvin Benjamin's left knee.

It is going to be interesting to hear what star quarterback Cam Newton has to say about the latest news.

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