Benjamin will be reunited with Bills coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane, both of whom used to work in Carolina. His arrival gives quarterback Tyrod Taylor a No. 1 receiver after Buffalo dealt away top receiver Sammy Watkins in August. Without Watkins, the team’s receivers have caught 45 passes for 594 yards, the lowest totals for that position group in the NFL. Benjamin has 32 catches for two touchdowns and a Panthers-best 475 yards this season.
I let them do all of that, that’s not where my energy is. It’s not about the bottom line. I’ll get more involved if it turns into a brand. As far as my immediate goal right now, it’s just to get shoes on kids. We’ll continue to do it. We want to re-write what it means to be an athlete. You get cash, high fives and hugs but it’s a lot more than that.
Christian Covington, DE, Houston Texans: Covington suffered an arm injury in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. He had seen an increased role since Texans defensive end J.J. Watt broke his leg in Week 5, and started Sunday in Seattle.
Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic have drawn a lot of attention during their current three-game winning streak, highlighted by a 69–31 romp over North Texas, one of the top teams in Conference USA, last weekend. The Owls are averaging 677 yards and 64 points in thier first two games this month. But the other new head coach down in South Florida also deserves some credit.
It makes sense as a blueprint since the Steelers QB played a style like Newton’s, willing to hold the ball and take hits early in his career.