Apparently Kelvin Benjamin Isn’t Fat Anymore

Kelvin Benjamin made headlines for all the wrong reasons a couple months ago when he showed up to OTA’s looking like he was ready to convert from wide receiver to offensive tackle. Now, Team BC wasn’t stressing about an NFL player being overweight in the middle of May, but it’s easy to see why Panthers fans were fretting — just look at this guy ready to burst out of his size Smedium jersey:

Craziest thing about this comparison is #Panthers Kelvin Benjamin is wearing shoulder pads on the left and doesn't on the right. pic.twitter.com/Aoc2MQR7A7

— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) May 24, 2017


Two months later, it looks like Benjamin’s weight won’t be a storyline during training camp as Ron Rivera told the media that his star receiver is “where he needs to be”:

Ron Rivera says Kelvin Benjamin is "where he needs to be" in terms of weight.

— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) July 25, 2017

Though we can’t help but be skeptical at Ron not dropping any juicy details:

Ron Rivera wouldn't divulge Kelvin Benjamin's weight but said he came in where he needed to.

— Joe Person (@josephperson) July 25, 2017

Never forget Fat Kelvin coming for Greg Olsen’s job:

A look at Benjamin pic.twitter.com/AynuopSyLb

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) May 23, 2017