Bills WR Benjamin believes he's hit 'rock bottom'
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Having caught only 20 passes for 302 yards through 10 games, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin believes he has reached “rock bottom” this season as he prepares for unrestricted free agency in March.
“It’s just a bad season,” Benjamin said Monday as the Bills, with a 3-7 record, returned from their bye week. “It is what it is. Just football, man. You have good seasons, you have bad seasons. I’ve had successful seasons in this league. I’ll have plenty more. For some reason, it’s just not the year.”
Some fans in Buffalo have criticized Benjamin on social media for his performance this season as well as for a perceived lack of effort that Benjamin has previously disputed. Benjamin said Monday he feels “bombarded” and has avoided social media.
“I can’t really get on there and really have fun with it no more because they [have] kind of taken the fun out of that,” he said. “Just bombarded by the fans and bombarded by the people. The way of our life, I guess, right now.”
Benjamin, a former first-round pick selected No. 28 overall by the Carolina Panthers in 2014, is on