The Panthers are minus one short, angry, bridge-napalming wide receiver.
But they have a young, tall, happy one who is off to a good start.
The NFL announced that Kelvin Benjamin was the league’s offensive rookie of the month for September.
He has 21 catches for 329 yards and three touchdowns, with at least 75 receiving yards in three of his games.
He’s the first Panther to win the award since Cam Newton in 2011, and it’s no accident those two have formed a quick bond.
Benjamin still struggles with routine catches sometimes, but has shown a knack for making big plays.