Carolina Panthers: 3 Big takeaways from Preseason Week 1

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In fact, things may have escalated.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin maintained he wasn't concerned with whatever Cam Newton had to say when the Carolina Panthers quarterback confronted him before Thursday's preseason game.

Benjamin subsequently walked away from Newton, and now he explained why he did that.

Benjamin's comments with The Athletic brought the conflict into the spotlight.

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Benjamin played with Newton for three and a half seasons in Carolina, though one of those was spent on the sidelines due to an ACL tear. Charlotte NBC News anchor Nick Carboni posted Benjamin's ripping of Newton on Twitter. "If you would've put me with any other quarterback, let's be real, you know what I'm saying?" Any other accurate quarterback like Rodgers or Eli Manning or Big Ben - anybody! - quarterbacks with knowledge, that know how to place a ball and give you a better chance to catch the ball. He also reiterated that he was "moving on" from his comments about Newton. He responded on social media in his Instagram story.

Benjamin verbally dismantled his former teammate in an interview last week, questioning the one-time MVP's intellectual abilities and accuracy as a passer.

After all the negativity from the past week from Benjamin regarding Cam Newton, it's good to see something positive come out of last night's preseason debut.

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