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  • Kelvin Benjamin WR - CAR Head coach Ron Rivera said he is concern... 2:43 pm   4/30/17

    Head coach Ron Rivera said he is concerned about Benjamin's weight again, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Impacts: Benjamin's weight/conditioning was also a concern last offseason as he prepared to return from the torn ACL that wiped out his entire 2015 campaign. While the issue didn't prevent him from stepping back in as Carolina's top wideout, he did handle an unusually small workload for a No. 1 receiver, playing only 72 percent of the team's offensive snaps despite suiting up for all 16 games. Benjamin started and ended the year with a pair of strong outings at each juncture, but the 12-game stretch in between was a massive disappointment, limiting him to a final stat line of 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns on 118 targets (7.9 yards per target). He'll have more time to get in shape this offseason without the added burden of injury rehab, but it does seem the Panthers are aiming for a spread-the-wealth offensive attack, having used their first two draft picks on pass-catching back Christian McCaffrey (No. 8 overall) and dual-threat receiver Curtis Samuel (No. 40). Although the team recently picked up his fifth-year option, Benjamin still faces a difficult path toward reprising the kind of true No. 1 wideout workload (146 targets) he garnered as a rookie back in 2014.

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