On Wednesday afternoon, the NFL world learned that two free agents reportedly received suspensions.
According to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates, former wide receiver-turned-tight end Kelvin Benjamin received a two-week suspension. Meanwhile, free agent offensive lineman D.J. Fluker received a six-game suspension.
“Free agent TE/WR Kelvin Benjamin has been suspended for the first two weeks of the season,” Yates reported. “He started camp with the Giants. Free agent G DJ Fluker has been suspended for the first six weeks of the season. He spent camp with the Dolphins.”
Free agent TE/WR Kelvin Benjamin has been suspended for the first two weeks of the season. He started camp with the Giants.
Free agent G DJ Fluker has been suspended for the first six weeks of the season. He spent camp with the Dolphins.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 15, 2021
Benjamin started the 2021 offseason with the New York Giants. However, the veteran wide receiver had an awkward exit from the NFC East team. Afterward, he made it clear he wasn’t too fond of head coach Joe Judge.
“I have a perspective on Joe Judge,” Benjamin said. “He’s not a coach that can ever win a Super Bowl because he sits there and cusses all day. You can tell he’s one-sided about everything. He’s a know-it-all. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. We all can learn from each other. We’re all humans at the end of the day. The true colors will come out.”
As for Fluker, the Miami Dolphins released him in August after he underwent surgery in late July for a torn meniscus.
Neither player is likely to find another NFL team any time soon.