Benjamin wasn’t able to practice in 10 of the Panthers’ 14 offseason practices because of a sore hamstring. This led to the speculation by head coach Ron Rivera that some extra weight Benjamin was carrying led to the injury. This week at a charity golf event, Rivera said he received good news regarding Benjamin’s hamstring and fitness and expects him to be a full go when training camp opens on July 30.
The 6-foot-5 jumbo-sized receiver had 73 catches totaling 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie season. Look for Benjamin, along with rookie wideout Devin Funchess, who stands 6-foot-5 as well, to team up for a dynamic one-two punch with their mobile giant of a quarterback Cam Newton this fall.