CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kelvin Benjamin is moving north.
Just minutes before the NFL trade deadline, the Carolina Panthers traded the former first-round wide receiver to Buffalo in exchange for two draft picks. ESPN's Adam Schefter first broke the story.
#Panthers traded WR Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for 3rd and 7th round draft picks in 2018.— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 31, 2017
Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin traded to Buffalo, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2017
The Panthers will receive a third-round and seventh-round draft pick for Benjamin. The Panthers drafted Benjamin with the 28th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Benjamin missed the team's 2015 season with a knee injury.
Through eight games, Benjamin has 32 receptions for 475 yards and two touchdowns, including a score against Tampa Bay last week.
Panthers linebackers Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson tweeted their reaction to the trade, which according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, came in just three minutes before Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline.
Bruh...............😔— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) October 31, 2017
😳— Shaq Thompson (@ShaqThompson_7) October 31, 2017