The Cleveland Browns received good news on Thursday (in fact, it’s been an unusual week of more good news than bad for the team) when wide receivers Mohamed Massaquoi and Travis Benjamin returned to practice after dealing with hamstring injuries.
With the offense beginning to click, now is the perfect time for their return. This holds especially true for Massaquoi, who was finally beginning to gel in the Browns offense before getting injured. In his absence, rookie Josh Gordon has seemingly taken over as the team’s No. 1 receiver, leaving Massaquoi behind to battle for playing time with Greg Little.
On the season, Massaquoi has nine catches for 145 yards and no touchdowns. His best game came in Week Two against the Cincinnati Bengals, when he had five catches for 90 yards. He injured his hamstring the next week against Buffalo.
As for Benjamin, he has had a harder time fitting into the offense. He had five catches for 82 yards and a touchdown before injuring himself. Of course, quarterback Brandon Weeden has begun to find his touch on the deep ball, which might bode well for Benjamin’s future.