The Panthers' general manager spoke with reporters following the Tuesday's final training camp practice at Wofford.
Q: How do you think it went, other than the lack of heat?
A: It's crazy. The last two days have been the hottest. It's really kind of weird. The first week it was 68, 69. But it's going to be warm in Charlotte. We know it's going to be warm in Tampa. We'll be ready.
Q: Ron Rivera mentioned the secondary as his main area of concern, and thinks the offensive line is coming together. Is that how you view those two groups, as well?
A: The O-line, they've got to play together. I think you can see we're pretty close to settling on a group. Now it's a matter of them learning to play with each other, get comfortable, trust each other. On the back end on defense, we like the talent. We're happy with that. It's just a matter of people rising to the top, putting their foot in the ground and saying it's my job.
Q: Do you think your returner is on this roster right now?
A: We're going to try to figure that out. We've got three more games. We're going to give Philly Brown and a couple young kids a shot. We'll find out. Obviously, Ted (Ginn) is gone. So we've got to figure it out.
Q: A lot of teams have made roster changes during camp. You've been stable (since losing Tyler Gaffney on waivers). Do you feel like you've done a good job setting the roster?
A: It's a statement on the job we did coming in. We had two guys retire -- De'Quan Menzie and Shaq Rowell. We replaced them. ... Everybody's got a different philosophy. Watching it, it looks to me like what people are doing is they're using training camp to give multiple, back-end-of-the-roster guys tryouts and workouts, bringing them in for three, four days and then rolling them over.
Q: Your thoughts on the start Kelvin Benjamin's had?
A: I'm not unhappy. Kelvin came prepared. He came in very good physical shape. You can see his energy is there every day. He's done everything we've asked him to do, and he's getting better all the time. It's important to him. What's interesting is, people talk about he's an early-out junior. Kelvin's a little older. He's (23). He's a little more mature than a lot of early-out juniors. Now Trai Turner's on the other end. He's 21, and he plays like he's 25.