Travis Benjamin Has Mixed Day

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin caught a deep ball down the sideline for a touchdown from QB Seneca Wallace and caught a couple of other nice passes, but he had trouble fielding punts later in practice.

“That was just at the end of practice and a little lack of focus,” he said. 

Shurmur said he likes what he’s seen in the rookie from Miami.

“What he can do is catch the ball in the deep part of the field,” Shurmur said. “He’s a good route runner. He has quickness and can get separation, but there's no bump-and-run at this point, so we have to see how he does there."

Benjamin knows he can out run most defenders, but is trying to develop techniques to get himself into the open.

“I come out every day to get better,” Benjamin said. “Knowing my speed, I can run past the defenders. I need to work on technique and little things.”

Benjamin admitted catching passes from QB Brandon Weeden is different from what he’s used to.

“(Weeden) has a little more touch than what I’m used to.”

When asked to elaborate he said,

“He has a strong arm and puts zip on the ball.”

Benjamin says he hopes to compete to break into the lineup as a rookie, either as a starter or on third down.

“I’m ready to come in and if the coaches call my number, I’ll be ready.”

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