The Bills send the Panthers a third and seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
It was a last-second deal that was made just prior to 4 p.m. EST deadline on Tuesday afternoon that only brings light to how much the organization valued Benjamin in terms of his place in their future plans.
Benjamin was taken in the first round of the 2014 draft by the Panthers. Benjamin is owed $8.5 million next season after the Panthers picked up his fifth-year option.
Travis Benjamin's Punt Return Results In Embarrassing Safety
What it means: The Chargers had won three straight coming into this game, but they dropped to 3-5 heading into their bye week. Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin had a punt return to forget on Sunday vs. the New England Patriots .
The trade sees Benjamin reunited with former Panthers defensive co-ordinator Sean McDermott, who is now Bills coach, and Buffalo's general manager Brandon Beane, who was part of Carolina's front office when the franchise drafted him. He had a spectacular rookie season in which he surpassed the 1,000-yard mark, and averaged over 13 yards a reception.
The 2015 NFL MVP posted a photo of himself and Benjamin, as well as former teammate Joe Webb, on Instagram Tuesday night with the caption "Some things you will never understand!" Benjamin rebounded from his injury to register a 60-catch and 900-yard season a year ago.
After last Sunday's win against Tampa Bay, Newton was complimentary of Benjamin, who was playing his first game in the state of Florida after the death of his mother. He put up a solid rookie season with 73 receptions for 1008 yards and nine touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2013, he helped the Seminoles go undefeated by hauling in 54 receptions for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns.