These preseason games are pivotal for the players as some try to work off rust from the offseason, while others try to move up the depth chart or even are fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster.
Last week, Buffalo Bills receiver - and former Carolina Panthers first-round pick - Kelvin Benjamin spoke to The Athletic's Tim Graham, telling him that Cam Newton was a detriment to his career. Benjamin didn't shake it, and although Panthers linebacker tried to intervene, Newton waved him off and kept the conversation going.
The Carolina Panthers have spent roughly the past three weeks in training camp preparing for the upcoming season. He called the team a "bad fit from the get-go". "If you would've put me with any other quarterback, let's be real, you know what I'm saying?" He then asked Thomas Davis to give them some space so he could confront Benjamin about his comments. A first-round draft pick, Benjamin looked destined to be Newton's top receiver for years until the injury, and he never reproduced his numbers from a strong rookie season after returning from injury.
Less than a week after Kelvin Benjamin blasted former teammate Cam Newton, it appears it could take a while before the hatchet gets buried. Oddly enough, when Benjamin was lost for the season with a torn ACL in the summer of 2015, the Panthers went 15-1 and reached the Super Bowl.