Benjamin lands with the Chiefs
Kelvin Benjamin went from catching passes from Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman on a Bills team going nowhere to hauling in heaves from Patrick Mahomes on a Chiefs team barreling toward the playoffs.
Benjamin signed a one-year contract with Kansas City on Friday to finish out the season, just days after the 2014 first-round pick was released by Buffalo. It brought an end to yet another disappointing run in which Benjamin struggled with one of the highest drop rates in the NFL.
Jets linebacker suspended: New York Jets linebacker Darron Lee has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy.
The league announced the suspension Friday, a few hours after the Jets completed their last full practice before leaving for Buffalo to play the Bills on Sunday.
Jets mum on starting QB: The New York Jets’ starting quarterback against the Buffalo Bills is … still to be determined.
All signs indicate it will be rookie Sam Darnold under center after he was a full participant at practice all week following missing three games with a strained right foot. Coach Todd Bowles declined, however, to announce Friday whether it will be Darnold or Josh McCown.
Former Ram killed in car wreck: Former two-time All-Pro linebacker Isaiah Robertson was killed when the limousine he was driving skidded on a rain-slicked curve on a dark, rural East Texas highway about 50 miles southeast of Dallas and was hit by two other vehicles.
Robertson, a 69-year-old Garland, Texas, resident, was taken to an Athens, Texas, hospital 20 miles away, where he died.