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Video: Chiefs’ Kelvin Benjamin makes first catch in Kansas City uniform

Kelvin Benjamin, Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin made his first official catch with the team in Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Benjamin was released by the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 4, and shortly after, found himself joining the AFC’s top team in Kansas City.

He was announced as active prior to the game, and early reports suggested that he would be seeing plenty of action in the offensive attack with fellow wide receiver Sammy Watkins still sidelined due to injury.

And that helped Benjamin rack up his first catch in a Chiefs uniform on what was another great throw from star quarterback Patrick Mahomes:

Benjamin’s potential has been obvious since he came into the NFL back in 2014, but he saw his role decrease dramatically when he joined Buffalo following two successful seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

The fifth-year pro posted 16 receiving touchdowns in his first two seasons in Carolina, and that shows what he’s capable of when he’s at his best.

But he’s still going to have to earn his place in the thriving Kansas City offense, which continues to roll right along even without Watkins and former running back Kareem Hunt, who was released last month.

A win over the Chargers would allow the Chiefs to wrap up the AFC West with two games remaining, and it would also help Benjamin and company move a step closer to securing home-field advantage.

Next up are games against the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders to round out the regular season.