Panthers quarterback Cam Newton faces off with Buffalo Bills Kelvin Benjamin

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton faces off with Buffalo Bills Kelvin Benjamin

(WIS) - A tense reunion in Buffalo, New York!

Less than a week after being criticized in the media by former teammate and current Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton confronted Benjamin face to face.

The awkward exchanged went down ahead of the preseason opener in Buffalo on Thursday. And the Charlotte Observer and photographer Jeff Siner were there to capture the moment.

Newton tried to offer a handshake and Benjamin declined. Newton was clearly upset, which was understandable given Benjamin's comments to the press.

In a recent interview, Benjamin said he wished he would have never been put with the Panthers.

"Looking back on it, I should've just been drafted by somebody else. I should've never went to Carolina. Truly, I just think Carolina was bad for me. It was 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? 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. It just felt like I wasn't in that position."

See the exchange in the video below.

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