Buffalo Bills News: Kelvin Benjamin released after a dismal tenure

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The Buffalo Bills finally made a roster move that had to be made. That and more in today’s edition of The Morning Charge.

Brandon Beane is not messing around and that is a great thing for Buffalo Bills fans.

Tuesday is not normally a big news day, but Beane decided to do something about that yesterday.

And just like that, Kelvin Benjamin is gone after starting the year as the No. 1 receiver. Oh how things change. The release of Andre Holmes at this point in the year is a bit surprising, but the big story here is Benjamin.

I recently wrote about how dreadful Benjamin has been this season, but I didn’t expect the team to let him go with four games remaining. Then again, I have no problem with it considering he clearly wasn’t in the team’s future plans.

Benjamin was never the No. 1 receiver the team hoped for and that leaves Zay Jones as the top option for the remainder of the season. Robert Foster should command some more targets as well.

Beane took a shot by trading for Benjamin and he can’t be faulted for that. At least he had the mindset to cut his losses and let his young quarterback develop with some receivers who may actually be back in 2019.

We take a look at this news and more in today’s edition of The Morning Charge.

 Buffalo Bills News:

Josh Allen up for Week 13 honors after performance in Miami (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

Josh Allen had himself quite the game on Sunday, without much help from Benjamin, and is up for a weekly award honoring the top rookie of the week. I think he deserves it.

Bills cut ties with WR Kelvin Benjamin (ESPN.com, Mike Rodak)

Some further talk on the decision to release Benjamin. It’s a shame things didn’t work out, but the Bills have plenty of money and draft capital to bring some talent to town in 2019.

Report: League will not suspend Jerry Hughes (PFT, Charean Williams)

The latest on the situation involving a referee and Jerry Hughes. Hughes is in the clear, but the ref is under one of the NFL’s famous investigations. We shall see how that goes.

5 thoughts on the Bills decision to release WR Kelvin Benjamin (Bills Wire, Nick Wojton)

And finally this morning, some more thoughts on the Benjamin release.

I don’t imagine that anyone will be too upset.