|Ht / Wt:||5'11" / 186 lb.|
|College:||East Central Oklahoma|
|Born:||January 16, 1997|
|Drafted:||2019 / UDFA|
Benson signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos on Monday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Benson joined the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in May and stuck around on the practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster. The 22-year-old made a solid impression over the summer and will look to do so again during his first full NFL offseason.
Benson was signed to the Broncos' practice squad Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Benson originally spent training camp and preseason with Denver, but he was cut Aug. 31. Now the speedy 22-year-old can keep developing with the Broncos while he awaits a bigger opportunity.
Benson worked with the first-team offense during Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The undrafted rookie has been one of the bright spots of training camp, flashing big-play speed on offense while also offering an option at returner -- a spot where Denver has struggled. Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles), DaeSean Hamilton (hamstring), River Cracraft (obique), and Juwann Winfree (calf) are all at various stages of being on the mend, so pure numbers can be attributed, in part, to Benson's time with the first team. Still, it may prove valuable that Benson is on the field and impressing while fellow roster-bubble options like Cracraft and Winfree are on the sidelines.
Benson has been a playmaker during the first few days of training camp, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: There was minimal splash when Denver signed Benson as an undrafted free agent out of East Central University this spring, but several reports have since come out that Benson is among the most dynamic playmakers on the roster bubble. Benson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds and, though listed at just 180 pounds in college, carried the ball more than he ran in in 2018 -- tallying 54 carries and 45 receptions on his way to 884 total yards and nine total scores. The Broncos lack vertical speed at receiver and Benson could be a solid young fit. The deciding factor will likely be how he contributes on special teams, where he returned 44 total kicks during his college career with mild success.
The Broncos signed Benson as an undrafted free agent Tuesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Benson spent his collegiate career playing at Division II East Central University in Oklahoma, so he'll be trying to make a big jump in competition from school to the NFL. But he'll offer the Broncos a bit of versatility after playing both receiver and kick returner in college, with could help him find a spot on the roster if he can stick around.
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