The Panthers reached the NFL's 75-man limit Tuesday thanks to a series of moves, including placing star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on the season-ending injured reserve list with a knee injury, per a team release. Carolina waived WR Jarrett Boykin, DT Kenny Horsley, S Robert Lester and WR De'Andre Presley, placed OT Davonte Wallace and CB Melvin White on the waived/injured list and reached an injury settlement with DT Micanor Regis.
The Panthers announced second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will miss the 2015 season after an MRI revealed he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. Benjamin suffered the non-contact injury during one-on-one drills Wednesday. "Obviously, we feel awful for Kelvin," general manager Dave Gettleman said, per the team's official website. "He's worked tremendously hard to put himself in a positon to have a strong year. We're confident he will attack his surgery and rehab with the same determination he has met all challenges before." Benjamin had an outstanding rookie campaign in 2014, totaling 73 catches for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns.
Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, according to NFL Network National Insider Ian Rapoport. Following practice Wednesday, coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin suffered a sprained knee in one-on-one drills. However, he added Benjamin was going for an MRI. If the Panthers confirm the report, then Benjamin will likely miss the 2015 season and Carolina would lose its top receiver. Benjamin had an outstanding rookie campaign in 2014, totaling 73 catches for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the initial diagnosis on wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is he sustained a knee sprain in practice Wednesday. However, he is undergoing further testing and will get an MRI. "Everybody is trying to be positive and hopefully the good news will come later this afternoon," Rivera said, per the Associated Press. Benjamin was carted off the practice field Wednesday after hurting his knee in one-on-one drills. "He went to plant and make a swim move and without any contact just kind of went down," Rivera said. "It was unfortunate and it's one of those things that could have happened in any drill."
Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin had to be carted off the practice field Wednesday after suffering an injury during one-on-one drills, according to the team's official website. Benjamin sustained a left knee injury, according to The Charlotte Observer.
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