NFL playoff hopeful gets massive upgrade right at the trade deadline Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Kelvin Benjamin #13 of the Carolina Panthers during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is heading to the Buffalo Bills.

In a trade deadline shocker, the former first-round pick has been flipped from the Carolina Panthers.

Benjamin adds serious depth to the wide receiving corps in Buffalo needing help.

The Panthers get rid of a wideout who caught passes for at least 940 years in each of the first two seasons of his career. He’s caught 32 passes for 475 yards this season and two scores.

Benjamin was the No. 28 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

The Bills are 5-2 on the season, just a half game behind the New England Patriots for the lead in the AFC East.

Benjamin automatically becomes a huge upgrade over the likes of Jordan Matthews and tight end Charles Clay, who remains out of practice after having his knee scoped.

Carolina, 5-3 on the season, trades away the receiving leader on the team. They should now rely heavily on Devin Funchess and running back Christian McCaffrey as pass options.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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