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Friday, October 7, 2016

The Panthers Released Bene Benwikere Days After Getting Torched By Julio Jones

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The Panthers are making some changes in their secondary.  Today they released Bene Benwikere and promoted Zack Sanchez from the practice squad.

Bene admitted after the game on Sunday in Atlanta that he was out of shape.  He reiterated those comments during an interview on a Charlotte area sports radio station.

Head coach Ron Rivera spoke with the media following the release and had this to say.

"We got a group of young guys that we're looking to play."

Rivera refused to address whether or not Bene being out of shape had anything to do with his release.  He repeated the comments about young guys, even though this is only Benwikere's third year in the league.

I think it's safe to say Bene didn't help his case by saying he was out of shape to anyone who would listen.