Travis Benjamin injects speed — and more — into Chargers’ offense – Orange County Register

COSTA MESA — Travis Benjamin is fast. But he wants you to know that he isn’t just fast.

The 27-year-old also thinks he’s the Chargers’ best route-runner. To hear him tell it, he absorbs new moves in an instant. During one practice, he might see a teammate make an impressive cut; on the next play, he’ll be trying the same thing.

“I’m like Mystique, man,” Benjamin said, referring to the shape-shifting Marvel mutant. “I steal them all.”

The Chargers are hoping that type of synthesis pays off. A year ago, they signed the former University of Miami standout to a four-year, $24 million deal — rewarding him after his 966-yard breakout with the Browns in 2015. As one of the top pass-catchers on the market, Benjamin looked like an ideal field-stretching complement for No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen.

But after recording 394 yards in his first five games — including a 115-yard, two-touchdown outing against the…

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