NY Giants releasing Kelvin Benjamin after bizarre practice scene

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Kelvin Benjamin had been attempting an NFL comeback, changing positions from wide receiver to tight end, but is expected to be released by the NY Giants, instead

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — The NY Giants will release tight end Kelvin Benjamin Wednesday, following a bizarre scene early in the team’s first training camp practice.

During individual drills, Benjamin appeared to storm off the field leaving Giants head coach Joe Judge and general manager Dave Gettleman in his wake.

Benjamin, signed by the NY Giants earlier this spring, had been attempting to make the transition from wide receiver to tight end. That experiment ended less than one practice into this summer’s training camp.

A former first-round pick of Gettleman with the Carolina Panthers, Benjamin was out of football since the end of the 2018 season. He has 209 career catches in 61 games for 3,021 yards and 20 touchdowns.

The NY Giants’ still have a bit of a crowded tight end room, with Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, Kaden Smith, and Levine Toilolo still on the roster. Engram is aiming to make his second consecutive Pro Bowl, and Rudolph was likely brought in to give the one of the NFL’s least-efficient red zone offenses a boost.

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