Travis Benjamin, in contract year, wants to remain with Browns

BEREA, Ohio -- In the final year of his rookie contract, Travis Benjamin is hoping to re-sign with the Browns, either during the season or afterwards.

"I'm not looking for (free agency),'' he said. "Me and the Browns have a great relationship. I love them, they love me and I love the community so if we get a deal done that'll be great for me."

He said his ultimate goal is to sign a long-term deal with the Browns.

"I love it here, my wife loves it here and we're just happy to be here,'' he said.

He said there's still time to get an extension done this season, and seemed optimistic the Browns are interesting in doing so.

 "It's not too late now, its only week seven so we're kind of in the middle of things,'' he said. "Hopefully in a couple week something gets brought up."

Benjamin stands to get paid thanks to the great season he's having. He's tied for seventh in the NFL with five touchdowns (four receiving and one punt return) and is leading the league with four receptions of 40-plus yards.

Since entering the NFL in 2012, he's first in the NFL with an average of 13.7 yards per punt return and third with an average of 17.3 yards per catch.
But for now, Benjamin is not all about the Benjamins.

"I'm really not paying attention to (the contract issue) right now,'' he said. "My mind and focus is just keep going to every game and just put on my best performance. At the end of the day or end of the year, the dice may roll where they roll."

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