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Kelvin Benjamin complimented Panthers WR after preseason game

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Cassandra Gardner | 11 August, 2018, 05:17

Prior to Thursday night's preseason game between Newton's Carolina Panthers and Benjamin's Buffalo Bills, Cam went over to speak with Benjamin.

These preseason games are pivotal for the players as some try to work off rust from the offseason, while others try to move up the depth chart or even are fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster. Newton apparently wanted to discuss. Benjamin didn't appear to want to have much of a conversation.

Cooler heads prevailed and both ended up walking away disgruntled, but the larger point is worth exploring.

In an interview with The Athletic's Tim Graham last week, Benjamin was asked how his career has gone since his rookie season and the receiver said he wishes he'd been drafted by another team and wished for another quarterback. The inaccuracy knock is, well, accurate, as Newton has completed a mediocre 58.5 percent of his throws, often struggling on intermediate attempts.

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Benjamin finished the game with four catches, 59 yards and one touchdown.

As for Benjamin, the Panthers actually had to deny reports last summer that Benjamin showed up to OTAs at 280 pounds. It was also Newton's MVP season.

Benjamin played with Newton for three and a half seasons in Carolina, though one of those was spent on the sidelines due to an ACL tear.

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