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Travis Benjamin named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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The league named Travis Benjamin AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his 93-yard punt return touchdown against Philadelphia, the longest in franchise history.


Cleveland Browns punt returner Travis Benjamin received the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the team's 30-7 win over the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday, the NFL announced. Fairly new the role, it's his first time winning the award.

Benjamin returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown against the Eagles, the longest punt return in franchise history. The wide receiver has only returned a few kicks this year, but one has to imagine that he'll get more opportunities after becoming the first Cleveland rookie to win Special Teams Player of the Week since 2002.

In addition to returning the kick for a touchdown, Benjamin also had a 15-yard rush on a double reverse that helped to set up another Browns touchdown. He wasn't targeted a single time by quarterback Brandon Weeden on a passing play, though.

Overall, Benjamin has 10 catches for 140 yards, six rushes for 66 yards and one offensive touchdown this season.

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