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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:34 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) doesn't have a timetable for his return after bruising his left knee, but he is expected to be back in days, not weeks. Head coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin should be back before the end of training camp Aug. 12. So far in camp, Benjamin has looked really good and hasn't dropped a pass during team drills while running with the first-team offense. WR Jason Avant moved up to the first-team offense Monday, July 28, with Benjamin out.
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin's injury isn't serious, but he could miss some valuable time with the starters in camp, especially since he's a rookie. Don't expect too much of Benjamin in his first year in an offense that doesn't have many other legitimate receiving threats.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:39:10 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) has a bone bruise, according to head coach Ron Rivera. There is swelling in the knee but nothing is structurally damaged.
Fantasy Tip: No injury is good news, but this is encouraging news. Benjamin should be ready to go before the preseason starts and remains a WR4 option in standard scoring leagues.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:11:29 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's (knee) left knee injury isn't expected to be serious, and head coach Ron Rivera is optimistic that Benjamin won't miss much time. Benjamin is heading for an MRI exam Monday, July 28. "He's had a great camp," Rivera said. "He came in in tip-top shape and ready to roll. He's one of those guys who spent time with Cam (before camp) working out. It's one of those that we want to make sure and be smart about." Benjamin's MRI results are expected later Monday.
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin should see plenty of looks in his first season, but he will be a bit raw as a rookie, so keep that in mind if you draft him for WR depth with upside.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:52:25 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) will have an MRI on his left knee. He bumped knees with another player in practice Sunday, July 27.
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin has been having a great camp and could serve as a good flier as a WR5.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:39:04 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton held a three-day throwing session with WR Kelvin Benjamin, QBs Joe Webb and Matt Blanchard, one tight end and nine other receivers this week.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:48:17 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin said he plans to stay in Charlotte during his off time so he can work with QB Cam Newton.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:39:33 -0700
The Carolina Panthers are excited about what they have seen out of WR Kelvin Benjamin during organized team activities this summer. "That's part of why you bring the young man in," head coach Ron Rivera said. "You draft him for a specific skill set. He can become a threat in the red zone and a threat for you on third down and have an immediate impact doing those things for us. It was good to see him do those things and good to see him work with Cam (Newton) as well. I'm excited as to where he's heading and what he can become for us."
Fantasy Tip: Benjamin is extremely raw, but the Panthers don't have many other imposing wideout options, so he should see starter repetitions immediately. His biggest asset is his size, and he should give Cam Newton a nice red zone option. There'll be a learning curve here, though, so use Benjamin as WR depth with upside.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:33:37 -0700
The Carolina Panthers signed WR Kelvin Benjamin Wednesday, June 4. Per NFL rules, the length of the contract is four years. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Wed, 21 May 2014 16:34:55 -0700
Carolina Panthers general manager David Gettleman has compared WR Kelvin Benjamin to former WR Plaxico Burress. "When I watched him, I thought I was watching a young Plaxico," Gettleman said. "He's a better athlete than people realize, he plays faster than people think. And he made some 'OMG' catches in the rookie minicamp. He's talented, he has good focus, he learns well. And it's important to him. It's really important to him."
Mon, 19 May 2014 13:34:37 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's routes at Florida State were similar to the offensive patterns the Panthers employ. Benjamin noted his comfort with the offense and ability to run the routes well.
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