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08/18/14 - WR Kelvin Benjamin, the first-round pick, made first big rookie mistake, picking up a penalty after head-butting CB Chris Owens.
07/31/14 - WR Kelvin Benjamin, who is nursing a knee bruise, spent most of his day Thursday under the tent and on a bike. He had the sleeve he had on his leg Tuesday and was walking fine.
07/29/14 - WR Kelvin Benjamin is resting his bruised knee, and the rookie rode the exercise bike and worked through some rehab drills. He had a sleeve over his leg, but he did not walk with a limp. The first-rounder hopes to return in time to play in the preseason opener.
07/28/14 - WR Kelvin Benjamin will miss time with a bone bruise in his left knee. Coach Ron Rivera said the injury was discovered in a precautionary MRI exam on Monday in Charlotte. "Young guys need as many reps and they can get," Rivera said. "There's an old saying, 'If you can get 5,000 reps you can be ready to play.' So we want to get him as many as we can."
Benjamin, a wide receiver who was an early entry candidate out of Florida State and selected in the first round, bumped his knee on a teammate during practice on Sunday afternoon. Team officials said Benjamin's injury does not appear to be serious, but he missed Monday morning's practice and a timetable for his return was not released by Rivera.
05/12/14 - Panthers draft a huge target for Cam Newton...Benjamin should be a welcome addition for Cam Newton. Carolina's fourth-year quarterback saw his top-four receivers from last year depart this offseason. The newest Panther has never met Newton, but he sees at least one comparison to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. "Just his will to compete and win -- that's something Jameis has," Benjamin said on a conference call with Carolina media. "That's something I love in a quarterback. I'll go out and do anything for him." The Panthers have six more picks remaining in the final six rounds, and they may not be done adding receivers. But even if they don't get another, getting the team's most important player a big weapon was vital. "I'm sure that Cam's not mad at me now," Gettleman joked. - The Sports Xchange