Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin doesn't look great in this video.
The Carolina Panthers OTA are continuing today. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is in attendance.
A report came out in April saying the 6-foot-5 Benjamin's weight had ballooned up to 280 pounds. Carolina head coach Ron Rivera denied that account, but did admit the former Florida State star showed up looking "a little heavy."
He certainly looks a bit thicker in this video from today, and he also looks very, very slow.
Now, speed and precise route-running have never been big parts of Benjamin's game. Still, that doesn't look too promising. He takes forever to run the route and then rounds it off at the top.
Hopefully he finds a second gear when training camp rolls around this summer. At least one Panther beat writer isn't concerned.
The Panthers list Benjamin at 245, but he has reportedly played at a slightly higher weight on occasion. After missing the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL, Benjamin caught 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns last year.