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Ron Rivera says Kelvin Benjamin is 'a little heavy,' but denies report he's 280

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Reports that Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is close to 280 pounds are wrong, coach Ron Rivera said on Saturday.

But Rivera admitted for the second time in three offseasons that Benjamin, listed at 6-foot-5 and 243 pounds, is overweight and expressed concern.

“He is a little heavy. He knows it. We’ve talked about it,’’ Rivera said as he wrapped up the 2017 draft. “We’ve talked about [what] he has to do. He’s done a great job in the two weeks he’s been here.

“Am I concerned? Yes.