Chargers looking to utilize Travis Benjamin as punt returner

Analyst Daniel Cohen looks at Travis Benjamin's past success as a punter returner in the NFL.

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Chargers looking to utilize Travis Benjamin as punt returner


  • The Chargers want to use WR Travis Benjamin more as a punt returner in the upcoming season. Benjamin returned nine punts last season, compared to 15 and eight for teammates Isaiah Burse and Dexter McCluster, respectively.
  • The last time Benjamin was extensively used as a punt returner was with Cleveland in 2015. That season, he returned 27 punts and graded as the fifth-best punt returner in the league.
  • In 2015, among players with at least 20 punt returns, no one recorded more average yards per return than Benjamin (12.0).
  • Benjamin has three career punt-return touchdowns in his five years in the league. The Chargers last recorded a punt return touchdown in 2012.

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