Buffalo Bills snare Kelvin Benjamin in trade with Carolina Panthers

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Just before the buzzer of the NFL's annual trade deadline, Carolina dealt wide receiver and former first-round pick Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo in exchange for two picks in next year's draft.

Buffalo later confirmed the trade. Taylor has never really shown the ability to put up big numbers, but his greatest successes have come with Sammy Watkins lined up on the outside. He reunites with Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who was the Panthers' defensive coordinator from 2011-16.

It's a clear indication the team is going all in following a 5-2 start to the season. As a result, we removed him from our Week 9 WR rankings. The 26-year-old wide out notably missed the entire 2015-16 campaign due to a torn ACL while making regular-season appearances in 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2017-18.

So, why would the Panthers deal their best wide receiver?

Carolina acquired Buffalo's third- and seventh-round picks in next year's draft in making the deal reached just before the National Football League trade deadline on Tuesday.

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Reading between the lines, Hurney is talking about the redundancies between Benjamin and third-year receiver Devin Funchess. Olsen is already facing a long rehab from an injury he suffered earlier in the campaign.

These two teams actually met in Week 2 of the season.

A favorite of fantasy owners after turning in an 87-catch, 1,646-yard, nine-TD season with the Browns in 2013, Gordon's name always perks up some ears.

About Adam MarkowitzAdam is a freelance sports writer in Orlando and a true stats junkie.

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