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Kelvin Benjamin Expects to Be Cleared for Carolina Panthers' Training Camp

The Carolina Panthers held their first day of offseason workouts and the media had a chance to talk with a number of players, including Kelvin Benjamin. The former first round pick said during his press conference that he expects to be fully cleared by the time the team opens training camp.

One of the biggest additions for the Carolina Panthers will be the return of former first round pick, Kelvin Benjamin. The number one wide receiver was hoping to build off an excellent rookie season in 2014 but didn't get a chance to play in a single game after suffering a torn ACL during training camp last year.

During his press conference on Monday, Benjamin sounded optimistic about how his rehab was going and believes he will be fully cleared by the time the Panthers open training camp. When asked what he would be doing at training camp, "I am doing everything. I can't wait."

However, the Panthers are remaining cautious with their star wide receiver and will be limiting him through a majority of OTAs leading. He did say that, "I pretty much run all of the routes," however, "we aren't rushing anything and taking our time with it."

Benjamin was the 28th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Panthers and made an immediate impact in this offense. During his rookie season, Benjamin had 73 receptions, 1,008 receiving yards and nine touchdowns and became the top target for quarterback Cam Newton.

The addition of Benjamin should only make this offense better, a group that finished first last year in points scored per game (31.3).

To listen to his full interview, click here.

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