Third-year Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin said he’s counting down the days until the start of training camp.
That’s when Benjamin will be full-go on the field with Carolina, nearly a year separated from an ACL tear that forced him to miss his sophomore campaign.
“Oh I’m doing everything,” Benjamin said Monday at Bank of America Stadium on the first day of offseason workouts. “I can’t wait to get to training camp. I’m looking forward to it.”
Benjamin will be limited in his work during organized team activities, something that was decided by Carolina’s training staff long ago. They feel there’s no need to rush Carolina’s No. 1 receiver before camp.
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“I’ll probably do individual (drills) with the team,” said Benjamin, who said he can run all the routes he needs to now. “We’re not rushing anything, just taking our time with it.”
Benjamin tore his ACL on Aug. 19 in a joint practice with the Miami Dolphins. He had surgery on Sept. 10, and he started running again around New Years.