Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin: Appears to be in better shape

Benjamin appeared to be back at a reasonable playing weight by the end of minicamp, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Benjamin was called out in April by head coach Ron Rivera for being out of shape during Carolina's offseason program, but the towering wideout seemingly has fixed his figure since then. Although the 6-foot-5 target's listed weight of 245 pounds is probably flattering, Benjamin was still nimble enough to reach down and make some tough catches on low passes during minicamp. With Rivera's message in mind, Benjamin will try to avoid some of the conditioning problems that plagued him last season, when he played only 72 percent of the Panthers' offensive snaps, despite being their clear No. 1 wideout.

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