Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) are close friends who need a big season in 2017. Newton is coming off what was his worst year statistically for Carolina; Benjamin is nearing the end of his contract.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) are close friends who need a big season in 2017. Newton is coming off what was his worst year statistically for Carolina; Benjamin is nearing the end of his contract. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) are close friends who need a big season in 2017. Newton is coming off what was his worst year statistically for Carolina; Benjamin is nearing the end of his contract. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

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