David Newton is reporting that Kelvin Benjamin will be staying in Charlotte next month, right along with Cam Newton. Both will be working on their craft, and their connection.
"It's a huge plus," coach Ron Rivera said of his franchise quarterback and star receiver spending time together. "It's an opportunity to develop the rapport you need to have success."
Benjamin and Newton already have spent a lot of time together. Newton took the former Florida State star to his home in Atlanta during Memorial Day weekend to hang out on the lake, eat and play video games.
There even was good-humored ribbing about Benjamin's Seminoles beating Newton's Auburn Tigers in the BCS Championship this past season.
Benjamin chose to bond with Newton not only to learn all he can from the quarterback that will be throwing him passes, but to "stay out of trouble, do the right things."
He's staying in Charlotte the next month to do the same thing.
"I'm a rookie, so I've got to catch up with the older guys," Benjamin said.
Rivera isn't complaining.
"The more you get to know your teammates, the more you learn to believe in them and trust them," he said. "And that's important."
There was once a time when people were questioning whether Cam "gets it". Not only has his natural born leadership skills evolved, but now his work ethic is being reflected in the effort of our new rookie. I am telling you, ladies and gents, the future is bright!