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Free agent wide receiver Travis Benjamin will sign with the San Diego Chargers. 

By SI Wire
March 09, 2016

Free agent wide receiver Travis Benjamin will sign a four-year deal with the San Diego Chargers, the team announced.

The news was first reported by Rand Getlin of NFL Network. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported the deal is worth $24 million with $13 million guaranteed.

The Chargers were in the market for a receiver after Malcolm Floyd stuck with his plan to retire after the season. Benjamin, 26, is a deep-threat and an asset in the return game.

Benjamin comes off the best season of his four-year career, catching 68 passes for 966 yards and five touchdowns with the Cleveland Browns. He was team’s main punt returner, racking up 324 yards and a touchdown on 28 returns.

Benjamin spent his entire career with the Browns after being picked in the fourth round of the 2012 draft.

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The Chargers have also reached an agreement to re-sign tight end Antonio Gates.

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