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August 01, 2014

Benjamin expected to return Saturday

SPARTANBURG -- The Carolina Panthers should get rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin back on the field Saturday.

Benjamin, who bruised his left knee last weekend, is expected to return after the first-round pick from Florida State tested the knee Friday.

"He ran well today," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. "Depending on how he is first thing in the morning, he'll probably be on the field tomorrow."

That's good news for the Panthers, who are hoping Benjamin can develop into a No. 1 receiver after Carolina lost its top four wideouts from last season.

Benjamin had a good start to camp before coming down hard on his knee after colliding with cornerback Charles Godfrey last Sunday.

Rivera said safety Thomas DeCoud, who has missed most of the first week after aggravating a knee injury, also should be back Saturday.

Other injury updates:

RB Kenjon Barner was given a day off to rest his legs. With Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) out and the coaches being smart with DeAngelo Williams' reps, Barner has had a lot of carries through the first week of camp.

DT Linden Gaydosh has an ankle sprain that will sideline him at least a week.

OL Garry Williams, who is coming off ACL surgery, missed Friday's practice with patellar tendinitis. But Rivera said Williams could be back Saturday.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on August 1, 2014 at 04:06 PM | Permalink


Release the Kraken!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Aug 1, 2014 4:30:28 PM

Keep the Kraken! I've gotten over the play-off lost!!!!!

Posted by: Stp | Aug 2, 2014 8:04:40 PM

The Kraken must go!!! He should change his name to 'The Wifebeater'!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Aug 4, 2014 10:05:30 AM

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