Kelvin Benjamin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin leaves practice with knee issue

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin left practice on Wednesday and was listed as a non-participant with a knee injury. Benjamin walked off under his own power, and when asked about the 6-foot-5 receiver, Panthers coach Ron Rivera simply said, "Knee.'' Benjamin has worked on the..." October 19

  • Ron Rivera: Kelvin Benjamin ‘where he needs to be’ with weight

    Larry Brown Sports "Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin looked overweight and slow during practice earlier this offseason, but apparently he has lost a few pounds leading up to training camp. With the Panthers set to begin training camp on Wednesday, head coach Ron Rivera says he does not anticipate..." July 25

  • Kelvin Benjamin looks to have gotten himself back in shape

    Sportsnaut "Kelvin Benjamin earned some criticism from Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera for showing up to offseason workouts out of shape. After the team’s minicamp had concluded, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer noted Benjamin seems to have worked himself back into shape. Though, he also..." June 19

  • Kelvin Benjamin looks out of shape at Panthers OTAs and even he's disappointed

    CBS Sports "There is an oft-used phrase in the NFL offseason that involves players being in "the best shape of their lives." Kelvin Benjamin, admittedly, is not at that point right now. The Panthers recently picked up Benjamin's fifth-year option despite concerns about Benjamin's weight and denied rumors..." May 26

  • Ron Rivera rips ‘unfair’ criticism of Kelvin Benjamin's weight

    Yardbarker "One of the more prevalent storylines coming out of the Carolina Panthers’ offseason program has been the shape of receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Or rather, that he’s not in good shape at all. Head coach Ron Rivera got this particular ball rolling last month when he mentioned he was “concerned” that..." May 25

  • Kelvin Benjamin looks overweight and slow during OTAs

    Larry Brown Sports "It is no secret that Kelvin Benjamin has struggled with conditioning issues throughout his NFL career, and it appears the star receiver has a long way to go before he is considered in shape for the 2017 season. With the Panthers having begun organized team activities this week, team reporter..." May 23

  • After weight gain, Kelvin Benjamin says: 'I need to be in the best shape of my life'

    Sporting News "Panthers fourth-year receiver Kelvin Benjamin showed up overweight to Carolina's offseason workouts and head coach Ron Rivera naturally was concerned. Benjamin opened up to Max Henson of about the weight gain and what he has to do to get back to being the No. 1 receiver that..." May 18

  • Panthers exercise Kelvin Benjamin's 5th-year option

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have exercised the fifth-year option on wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, a league source confirmed Tuesday. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said in March the team planned to pick up Benjamin’s option for 2018,..." May 02

  • Is Kelvin Benjamin eating his way out of the Carolina Panthers’ plans?

    Charlotte Observer "Early Saturday evening in the span of about an hour, Panthers officials did and said a couple of things that signaled the complacency that seemed to settle in after the 2015 Super Bowl season won’t be tolerated. By drafting a kicker in the seventh round and confirming wide receiver Kelvin..." May 01

  • Kelvin Benjamin shows up to workouts ‘a little heavy,’ Panthers coach Ron Rivera says

    Charlotte Observer "After talking glowingly about how the Panthers were able to add team speed during the draft, head coach Ron Rivera then addressed a key player who’s added pounds. Rivera said No. 1 wideout Kelvin Benjamin showed up for the first phase of the offseason program overweight, continuing a trend that..." April 30