Benjamin Hurt 10/28/13
BEREA, Ohio - Browns speedy return specialist Travis Benjamin tore a knee ligament Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season. Benjamin suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the 23-17 loss to unbeaten Kansas City. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Benjamin, one of the league's top punt returners, twisted his knee while planting on a return in the third quarter and will need surgery.
The second-year wide receiver has been a major playmaker for the Browns. Benjamin returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown on Oct. 3, and his 86-yard kickoff return set up a TD for the Browns on Oct. 20 against Green Bay.
Benjamin set a team record with 179 yards in returns against the Bills.
In other NFL news:
- Case Keenum will start at quarterback in place of a healthy Matt Schaub when the Texans host division foe Indianapolis on Sunday night. Coach Gary Kubiak says he had decided before the bye weekend to give Keenum a second straight start as the Texans try to end a five-game losing streak.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams will miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury that's slowed him the past five weeks. The fourth-year pro, who signed a six-year, $40.25 million contract in July, had 22 receptions for 216 yards and two touchdowns in six games.
- The Baltimore Ravens have signed former Bengals running back Bernard Scott, whose four-year NFL career was interrupted last season by a torn ACL. Scott began the 2013 season on the physically unable to perform list and was released on Sept. 17 after Cincinnati opted for Giovani Bernard as its starting running back.