That's because the Buffalo Bills are acquiring WR Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers. He reunites with Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who was the Panthers' defensive coordinator from 2011-16. Buffalo'stop receivers are Charles Clay and LeSean McCoy, and most of the damage for both men has come on short passes. He had 32 receptions for 475 yards and two scores this season.
Newton did have his best season in 2015 when Benjamin was sidelined with a torn ACL.
He has one season left on his contract beyond this season after the Panthers picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal.
The Bills next game is against the Jets at MetLife Stadium Thursday night. That completed Florida State's flawless 14-0 season. An MRI revealed no structural damage and he returned the following week. Bills wideouts also rank last in receptions (45) and receiving yards (594). He had been with the Panthers in the preseason. It means that Cam Newton is going to have to count on Devin Funchess and Curtis Samuel for the bulk of the receiving workload, and that's not ideal. The team is already without Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen, who has been on injured reserve since September 19th after breaking a bone in his right foot in during Carolina's Week 2 victory over the Bills.
In return, Buffalo will give its 3rd and 7th round picks in the 2018 draft to Carolina.