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Observations: Kelvin Benjamin provides a practice highlight

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, left, makes an acrobatic pass reception as cornerback Carrington Byndom, right, applies defensive pressure during practice at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, left, makes an acrobatic pass reception as cornerback Carrington Byndom, right, applies defensive pressure during practice at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Observations from Carolina Panthers training camp in Spartanburg:

▪  Receiver Kelvin Benjamin had one of the best catches of the day when he snagged a bad Joe Webb pass with one hand over cornerback Carrington Byndom toward the end of practice.

▪  This was the last practice in Spartanburg without pads. The team will be in full pads on Sunday.

▪  Newton had a great read on a blitz during 11-on-11 drills. He drifted to his left and found his hot read – Jonathan Stewart – in the flat for a first down.

▪  Cornerback Lou Young had his best play of camp so far when he got his arm on a Derek Anderson pass intended for Mike Brown and broke up the play.

▪  Receiver Devin Funchess got a quick lesson in ball security when he had a potential catch punched out quickly safety Robert Lester. Whether it was a catch by NFL rules would have been replay-worthy.

▪  Independence and Johnson C. Smith product Avius Capers has shown nice hands and quick cuts in his two days at camp so far.

▪  Defensive tackle Kawann Short sat out with back spasms. Short isn’t sure how long he’ll be out, but doesn’t think it’s a long-term issue. Cornerback Bené Benwikere (hamstring) sat out a second straight day.

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