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Buffalo Bills, Kelvin Benjamin contract talks won't start until training camp

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The Bills number one option is set to become a free agent at the end of 2018

The Buffalo Bills traded for Kelvin Benjamin in 2017 just minutes before the trade deadline. After giving up a third-round pick to get him to Buffalo, the Bills haven't entered contract talks with Benjamin. The upcoming season is Benjamin’s last on his rookie deal and he will become an unrestricted free agent if the two sides can't reach and agreement. Benjamin is likely to demand a contract that averages around $10 million per season.

In an interview with Buffalo-area radio station WGR 550 on Monday, Brandon Beane had this to say in regards to the contract situation with Benjamin:

“We really haven’t focused on it to be honest. I probably would wait at least until the summer and see how it’s going at camp, see if everything is jelling him and AJ and Nate and depending wherever Josh is. And see how it fits into [new offensive coordinator Brian] Daboll’s system,” Beane said. “We have a new wide receiver coach, new OC, so I just want to see that jell and kind of decide what the best move is going forward with Kelvin.”

The Bills are still thin at receiver, adding two late-round picks to try and fill the void. The Bills could also wait for surprising veteran cuts as a bandage to hold the Bills over at the position.