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Benson was targeted once but did not catch a pass during Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: After seeing nine targets over the first two weeks of the season, Benson was hardly a factor despite the continued absence of Tyrell Williams. The same was true for Amon-Ra St. Brown as Quintez Cephus and Kalif Raymond easily paced the position group in playing time. With Williams possibly back in the mix as soon as Week 6, Benson will have a couple of more games before things may get even harder to earn more snaps.
Sep 27, 2021 10:16 AM EST
Benson caught one of three targets for 24 yards during Monday's 35-17 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Despite Tyrell Williams (concussion) watching from the sidelines, Benson logged less snaps than he did in Week 1 as Quintez Cephus stole the show amongst Lions wide receivers. However, Benson had a chance to salvage his day with a touchdown on the last drive only for a Packers cornerback to get his hands on the ball at the last second. If Williams remains sidelined in Week 3, Benson could get another realistic chance to produce in a home matchup against Baltimore.
Sep 21, 2021 9:16 AM EST
Benson caught three of six targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 41-33 loss to San Francisco.
Analysis: Despite having been with Detroit for less than two weeks, Benson finished third in offensive snaps amongst Lions receivers thanks to Tyrell Williams (undisclosed) leaving the game in the third quarter. If Williams is forced to miss time, Benson could again handle a large number of snaps in Week 2 against Green Bay.
Sep 13, 2021 8:55 AM EST
The Lions acquired Benson via a trade with the Broncos on Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Benson put together a solid preseason in Denver, including a 4/36/2 performance versus the Vikings. However, the Broncos already boast one of the deepest wide receiver rooms the league, so a trade to Detroit's relatively thin positional group makes sense. In addition to acting as a depth receiver, Benson could contribute in the kick return game.
Aug 31, 2021 7:59 AM EST
Benson caught all four of his targets for 36 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 33-6 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Benson's visits to the end zone in Denver's first preseason game came from both Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater, as the two quarterbacks continue to compete for the starting job. The 24-year-old is having himself a solid training camp, and his improved route running may be paying off. Entering Saturday's contest, Benson was competing for a spot on the Broncos' 53-man roster in an already crowded receiver room headlined by the likes of Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Tim Patrick. However, it's plausible to think that the wideout may have caught the eye of the coaching staff enough to earn him a spot as a depth piece for the Denver offense. Even if that were so, Benson's forecast for consistent involvement in the offense is grim, which keeps him far off the fantasy radar.
Aug 19, 2021 7:18 AM EST
The Broncos signed Benson to a reserve/future contract Monday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Benson has yet to play an NFL game since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2019. The 23-year-old wideout likely will need to show out on special teams to secure a roster spot in 2021.
Jan 4, 2021 3:02 PM EST
The Broncos waived Benson on Saturday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: Benson initially inked with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent back in 2019, but the team's crowded wideout room now leaves him without a spot. He could be a candidate to once again latch on to Denver's practice squad.
Sep 5, 2020 11:56 AM EST
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.
Dec 30, 2019 1:48 PM EST
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.
Sep 24, 2019 11:48 AM EST
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.
Jul 24, 2019 7:33 PM EST
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.
Jul 22, 2019 6:05 PM EST
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.
May 1, 2019 7:13 AM EST
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