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Kelvin Benjamin practices for first time since ACL tear

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Kelvin Benjamin is back.

The Carolina Panthers' No. 1 receiver participated in on-field workouts for the first time since tearing his ACL during last year's training camp in August.

Proof:

The Panthers likely will ease in the 6-foot-5 receiver as the offseason progresses.

Benjamin amassed 1,008 receiving yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie. He was poised for an even bigger role before suffering the injury last year.

Most analysts and fans believed Benjamin's injury would destroy the Panthers' offense in 2015. Instead, Cam Newton put up an MVP season.

Benjamin will rejoin tight end Greg Olsen to provide Newton two massive targets. If Devin Funchess improves in his second season, the Panthers' passing attack could be among the most potent in the NFC.

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