The Chiefs are still going to be seeing Jamaal Charles at Arrowhead Stadium but it’s going only going to be once a season.
Broncos general manager John Elway announced Tuesday that Denver has signed the longtime Kansas City running back. According to multiple reports, Charles got a one-year deal worth up to $3.75 million.
The move comes just three days after coach Ron Rivera denied rumors that Benjamin had packed on nearly 40 pounds this offseason, jumping from 243 pounds last year to about 280 pounds now. However, Rivera did acknowledge that Benjamin is slightly overweight.
“He is a little heavy. He knows it. We’ve talked about it,” Rivera said Saturday. “We’ve talked about what he has to do. He’s done a great job in the two weeks he’s been here.
“Am I concerned? Yes. He is heavy. I’m going to admit that right now. But is he working hard? Absolutely.”
Benjamin, 26, missed the entire 2015 season after suffering a torn ACL in training camp but led the Panthers wideouts in receptions and yards last season and during his rookie year in 2014.
After getting a solid first-rounder in Florida inside linebacker Jarrad Davis, Detroit wasted Friday with two reaches in Florida cornerback Teez Tabor and Northern Illinois wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Basically, they went for uber ersatz versions of great picks they made before, Darius Slay and Calvin Johnson. That won’t do.
The Auburn defensive end, mocked as a first-rounder up until a week before the draft, still hasn’t been taken because of reported concerns about his attitude and actual push to produce to match his pass-rush potential.