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Benjamin and Newton get into it before preseason tilt

Kelvin Benjamin was critical of Cam Newton in the media over the last week

August 09, 2018 - 8:26 pm

Kelvin Benjamin made some strong comments last weekend about the Carolina Panthers and their quarterback, Cam Newton. The two players met on the field prior to the preseason opener at New Era Field on Thursday, and it was safe to say that things are not resolved between the two.

Newton attempted to shake Benjamin's hand, but the Bills wide receiver kept his hands at his side. The beef stems from this quote from Benjamin speaking to The Athletic on his time in Carolina.

"If you would've put me with any other quarterback, let's be real, you know what I'm saying? Any other accurate quarterback like Rodgers or Eli Manning or Big Ben. Anybody! Quarterbacks with knowledge, who know how to place a ball and give you a better chance to catch the ball . It just felt like I wasn't in that position."

Benjamin and Newton spent over three years as teammates with the Panthers. Benjamin compiled just 184 receptions on 341 targets during their time together. He's entering the final year of his rookie contract.

It's pretty safe to say if Kelvin Benjamin makes it to free agency, a reunion with Newton and the Panthers is not likely to happen.

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