Kelvin Benjamin on Panthers: Cam Newton, Bills WR receiver talk

Kelvin Benjamin on Panthers: Cam Newton, Bills WR receiver talk

Prior to Carolina's preseason game against Buffalo on Thursday, the two met at midfield. In fact, things may have escalated. Newton appeared to extend his hand to Benjamin to offer a handshake, but Benjamin declined.

Benjamin's comments with The Athletic brought the conflict into the spotlight. Newton followed, still talking while Benjamin shrugged off whatever he was hearing. The receiver, who spent three years in Carolina, trashed Newton. "I wasn't even trying to listen".

The comments that got the attention of Newton and plenty of other people - including Buffalo Coach Sean McDermott - featured this passage: "If you would've put me with any other quarterback, let's be real, you know what I'm saying?" Looking back on it, I should've just been drafted by somebody else. Any other accurate quarterback like Rodgers or Eli Manning or Big Ben - anybody! - quarterbacks with knowledge, that know how to place a ball and give you a better chance to catch the ball.

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Benjamin was later asked if this was at all hard for him considering how close he and Newton were when his career began in Carolina.

During individual warmups about an hour and a half before the game, a photographer from The Charlotte Observer captured Newton approaching Benjamin as he spoke with former teammate and current Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.

Carolina traded Benjamin to Buffalo last season.

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