Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC...(+) Coming off 09-27-13 Concussion...P1stM/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik...2012: 1stC...2011: NA
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Draft Scout Bene'' Benwikere News
11/02/16 - CB Bene Benwikere could see increased time from scrimmages this week. Benwikere was signed on Oct. 10 but hasn't yet played much from scrimmage.
10/12/16 - CB Bene' Benwikere, signed Tuesday after two-plus seasons in Carolina, said he was surprised to be released by the Panthers. Benwikere defended Atlanta WR Julio Jones for part of the game when he compiled 12 receptions for 300 yards. "Do I think it's fair? No," Benwikere said of his release. "However, I'm not the leader there. That's how things go around there. I really didn't have too much of an answer once I was leaving. They were just ready to go with the younger guys. They drafted three rookies, so that's what happens."
10/10/16 - CB Bene Benwikere was awarded to the Dolphins off waivers from the Carolina Panthers.
Benwikere started four games for the Panthers this season and had 10 tackles, an interception and four passes defensed. In three seasons since being selected in the fifth round out of San Jose State, Benwikere has appeared in 27 games with 14 starts.
The Dolphins acquired Byron Maxwell from Philadelphia over the offseason, but he struggled and was benched in favor of Tony Lippett, although Maxwell did play as an injury replacement for Xavien Howard on Sunday. Miami ranks 15th in allowing an average of 250.2 passing yards per game this season.
10/07/16 - CB Bene Benwikere was waived by the Carolina Panthers. Benwikere, a fifth-round draft pick out of San Jose State in 2014, had started all four games at outside corner this season. He was slowed by an ankle injury in the preseason that cost him the final three games of 2015, and he missed six games as a rookie with an ankle injury. Benwikere played in 27 games with 14 starts, recording two interceptions, 20 passes defensed, three recovered fumbles, two forced fumbles and 109 tackles.
08/02/16 - CB Bene Benwikere remains on the PUP list as he continues to rehab the broken leg he suffered in December.