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Browns agree to four-year deal with fourth-round pick Travis Benjamin

By Nate Ulrich Published: May 10, 2012

browns07cut_01The Browns have agreed to terms of a four-year contract with rookie wide receiver Travis Benjamin, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal this evening.

The terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

The Browns drafted Benjamin in the fourth round (No. 100 overall) out of Miami. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Benjamin started nine of 11 games last season, catching 41 passes for 609 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned 25 kickoffs for 592 yards (23.7 average) and 11 punts for 121 yards (11.0 average) as a senior.

Benjamin posted a time of 4.36 seconds in the 40-yard dash in February at the NFL Scouting Combine, tying for second among all players. He said he recorded his personal-best time of 4.26 seconds the summer before his junior season.

“He is an extremely fast guy,” coach Pat Shurmur said after the Browns picked Benjamin. “We feel like his best football is ahead of him. He is very explosive when he gets the ball in his hands. I think he can score touchdowns for us. He impressed us with his toughness. We feel good about him.”

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