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Cam Newton, Kelvin Benjamin working together before training camp

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hasn’t expressed much concern about what the team’s new-look receiving corps will be able to achieve on the field this season, but the fact that he’s been rehabbing from ankle surgery this spring has meant that he’s had less time to work with those receivers on developing the chemistry they’ll need come the fall.

Newton is still recovering from the surgery, but he’ll be able to mix in some work with one of those receivers between now and training camp. Newton and first-round pick Kelvin Benjamin will both be in Charlotte for four weeks heading into training camp this summer and coach Ron Rivera says that the two of them will be working together during that time.

“The nice thing is Cam will be around,” Rivera said, via the Charlotte Observer. “I know the two of those guys will be working on developing that rapport, which I think is important.”

Benjamin specifically mentioned working on the timing for fade routes with Newton, a play that could be a big one for the 6-5 wideout when the Panthers get into the red zone this season. One play alone won’t make a passing offense, of course, but the Panthers need to start somewhere and getting their quarterback and most promising wideout on the same page seems like a pretty good place to do it.

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14 Responses to “Cam Newton, Kelvin Benjamin working together before training camp”
  1. reesesteel23 says: Jun 19, 2014 10:53 AM

    Ya dont saaayy????

  2. qdog112 says: Jun 19, 2014 11:07 AM

    If only Benjamin had Calvin Johnson’s speed or even Vince Jackson or Mike Evans. He can’t afford to be a one trick pony. We need him all over the field and not just the red zone.

    At least Cam has a huge target on the outside.

  3. chc4 says: Jun 19, 2014 11:17 AM

    Panthers will regress big time in 2014.

  4. keylimelight says: Jun 19, 2014 11:19 AM

    With the Panthers losing a handful of receivers plus Cam having that ankle surgery during this offseason, I thought this would land them behind the 8 ball for 2014.

    Looks like Cam and the newbies are not taking this challenge lying down. I’m surprised and impressed. Cam is on the ball.

  5. pilot2011 says: Jun 19, 2014 11:22 AM

    I get all tingly inside thinking about Benjamin and Olsen as red zone targets, and of course Cam and Tolbert bull dozing into the end zone.

  6. holla2626 says: Jun 19, 2014 11:33 AM

    He ran a faster 40 than Vince Jackson – just sayin

  7. politicallyincorrect says: Jun 19, 2014 11:51 AM

    poor Kelvin….. goes to NFL and gets QB downgrade

  8. reesesteel23 says: Jun 19, 2014 12:00 PM

    Cover up the dreads. Do it. Looks just like Cam Newton.

  9. coldwater32301 says: Jun 19, 2014 12:01 PM

    This will be a scary match up once they get in sync with one another… scary…Indeed…

  10. abreathofsanity says: Jun 19, 2014 12:16 PM

    The greatest throw Cam ever did was a computer.

  11. wfederal says: Jun 19, 2014 12:20 PM

    It’s just too bad Cam won’t have time to throw the ball…

  12. nflcommissioner says: Jun 19, 2014 2:45 PM

    #winning

  13. madenatewell says: Jun 19, 2014 2:45 PM

    I’m getting tired of all the haters.. If you hate Cam so much, why are you reading all the articles…troll someone from your own team.

  14. jgedgar70 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:37 PM

    The only hole on our team is at left tackle. Granted, that is a HUGE hole, but this WR group is better than last year, the defense has more depth, especially in the secondary. I can’t wait to watch Benjamin make mince-meat out of Champ Bailey.

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