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Browns vs. Redskins: Travis Benjamin emerging as another solid rookie contributor

The Browns are getting contributions from yet another rookie as the season winds down.

Jason Miller

Cleveland Browns rookie Travis Benjamin has seen fewer opportunities the last few weeks, but he has made an impact each time the team has called his number. He has returned punts, but his offensive chances have been few and far between. After receiving 23 targets and four rushing attempts in the first seven games of the year, Benjamin has been targeted just three times with two rushes since. Even with those limited chances, the wide receiver has made impact plays.

As Matt Florjancic of clevelandbrowns.com points out , Benjamin has recorded big plays in two consecutive games. In a win over the Chiefs, the rookie returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown. He scored again in a loss to the Redskins, grabbing a 69-yard touchdown pass.

Benjamin is part of a youth movement on the Browns that includes rookies at quarterback and running back. Trent Richardson has scored 11 touchdowns on the year, and has a chance at a 1,000-yard season. Brandon Weeden has completed 57 percent of his passes for 3,281 yards.

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