The Carolina Panthers contemplated picking up the fifth year of Kelvin Benjamin’s contract because they had concerns about his weight early in the off-season. Panthers coach Ron Rivera told The Charlotte Observer that he’s pleased with Benjamin’s effort to get in shape now.
“He’s worked very hard when he’s been around. He’s done a great job,” Rivera said. “He comes in and gets the extra treatment, gets in the whirlpool, gets in the steam, sauna, stuff like that. He’s been great. He knows it, and he’s been what you would hope he would be.”
Benjamin is not a little guy to begin with, but will have to stay away from fast food and work on earning a new contract.