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Ron Rivera again concerned about Kelvin Benjamin’s weight

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Weight problems are again affecting Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who said two years ago that Benjamin had shown up heavy to offseason workouts, said on Saturday that Benjamin is overweight again.

“He is a little heavy. He knows it. We’ve talked about it. We talked about what he has to do, and he’s done a great job,” Rivera said, via the Charlotte Observer. “Am I concerned? Yes, because he is heavy. I’m going to admit that right now. But is he working hard? Absolutely. He’s been there everyday and done the things we’ve asked him to do, and it’s all strictly on a voluntary basis.”

Benjamin has had weight problems going back to his freshman year at Florida State, and there has been talk that poor conditioning has led to hamstring injuries. Showing up overweight to offseason workouts again this year is not a good look for Carolina’s No. 1 receiver.

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19 Responses to “Ron Rivera again concerned about Kelvin Benjamin’s weight”
  1. ChampKind813 says: Apr 30, 2017 6:01 AM

    Benjamin button popper

  2. 700levelvet says: Apr 30, 2017 6:05 AM

    Remember when he was the Pepsi rookie of the week, or whatever they called it, in his first year… Guess he took it literally.

  3. mickmars says: Apr 30, 2017 6:19 AM

    Maybe he hired Eddie Lacey’s Chef and physician? (Chef Boyardee) and Dr. Pepper)

  4. kepickle says: Apr 30, 2017 6:30 AM

    he keeps this crap up he won’t be Panthers #1 WR

  5. namingrights says: Apr 30, 2017 7:22 AM

    Remember those “fat” pictures of Jameis Winston. Maybe these two hang out at Ben and Jerrys together in the off season. As long as this doesn’t turn into a Eddie Lacy situation I’m okay.
    Not beating women-check
    Not testing positive for drugs-check
    Not showing up in videos in the club-check
    1100 yds and 8 Tds…..not quite 😦
    .
    Thus not a true #1 WR— 31st in receiving yds
    Thank God Olsen was 16th
    Keep Pounding

  6. campcouch says: Apr 30, 2017 7:24 AM

    All that good southern food is hard to bypass!

  7. 667s650w says: Apr 30, 2017 8:39 AM

    I bet he drops a lot of benjamins at the all you can eat buffet.

  8. ak18346 says: Apr 30, 2017 8:51 AM

    maybe move him in as a TE

  9. bigbenisabigbaby says: Apr 30, 2017 10:18 AM

    Kelvin is a unit of measurement, not a name.

  10. mudachains says: Apr 30, 2017 10:21 AM

    Donuts

  11. LakefrontLegend says: Apr 30, 2017 10:43 AM

    This is a really big season for Carolina, guys better get serious.

  12. New England>Your Team says: Apr 30, 2017 11:21 AM

    Well then maybe Ron Rivera should have the vegan snowflake Colin Kaepernick run routes for him instead, see how that pans out.

  13. FourTimeLoserTorontoBills says: Apr 30, 2017 11:25 AM

    Tubby better get his head on straight

  14. motsuret06 says: Apr 30, 2017 11:30 AM

    If he continues to want to grease in the off season, then grease the skids and either trade him or cut him. I do not think this guy has the work ethic necessary to make it in Carolina. A wasted first round draft pick on this loser.

  15. tylawspick6 says: Apr 30, 2017 11:38 AM

    wait until this guy starts looking for dez or
    demarius thomas money

    lol

  16. tylawspick6 says: Apr 30, 2017 11:39 AM

    All that good southern food is hard to bypass!

    —–

    outside of bbq or fried chicken, what is so good?

    most overrated cuisine of all time

  17. smartcollegefootball says: Apr 30, 2017 11:44 AM

    This one’s on Gettleman

  18. snookau says: Apr 30, 2017 12:17 PM

    He was lazy at Florida State. Had one good season there. He’ll be out of the league in a few years.

  19. carpanfan95 says: Apr 30, 2017 7:01 PM

    Wow, I would rather KB resting his knee more this off season than working it out hard.

    Most don’t know how hot it gets at Panthers training camp in Spartanburg SC.

    It’s hot and players tun the risk if dehydration every year. KB will be just fine.

    Fans from other teams want KB to fail because he is a monster at WR. Now teams really have to worry after what we did in tbe draft. If you can cover speed, towers and bull dogs then your team just might have a chance.

    Just wait until you see the heavy package that rolls out this season. I would not want to be on tbe other side.

    Seriously the Panthers look to field an average 6’6 320-325 lbs. O-LINE.

    Man I can’t wait to see FB/TE Alex Armah. 6’2 240 pretty darn good LB.

    Yeah will have to let the rest be a surprise. Have fun and enjoy the season.

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