Kelvin Benjamin said what he said about Cam Newton, and he's not interested in revisiting it.
The Buffalo Bills' star receiver didn't back off his comments last week on the Carolina Panthers' quarterback. He didn't back off before the game, when Newton approached him on the field. He didn't back off with reporters in the locker room after the game.
"I'm moving on from it," Benjamin said after the Bills' 28-23 loss to Carolina.
In assessing his 2 1/2 seasons in Carolina, Benjamin last week told the Athletic: "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 [Aaron] Rodgers or Eli Manning or Big Ben [Roethlisberger] — 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."
Newton responded with an Instagram post captioned "All love on this side," and initially said, "I ain't gonna go back and forth with him."
On Thursday night, Newton walked across the New Era Field turf to greet Benjamin, but the Bills' receiver walked away after a few seconds.
What did you say to him, Benjamin was asked. "Moving on from it," he responded.
When Benjamin was asked what Newton tried to say to him, he responded, "I don't know, I wasn't even trying to listen."
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Newton gave repeated "no comments" when asked about it after the game.
Benjamin was impressive on the field in the exhibition opener. He caught four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown.