In fact, things may have escalated.
Newton tries to shake Kelvin's hand. but Benjamin turns it down.
During warm-ups, Newton approached Benjamin on the field and started talking with him.
Benjamin's comments with The Athletic brought the conflict into the spotlight. "I get it. I know what that's like, but you'd like to see him kind of move forward to his new team and embrace his new opportunity, rather than kind of go personal on it". It was a bad fit from the get-go.
"I mean, I felt like I would've been even more successful if ..." 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.
Newton did his best to sidestep the comments by Benjamin.
Charlotte Observer visual journalist Jeff Siner captured the exchange, which quickly lit up social media.
"I ain't gonna go back and forth with him, I'm just gonna work", Newton said.
Newton later waved off Benjamin in apparent frustration before the two parted ways for the remainder of warmups.
Benjamin eventually requested a trade and landed in Buffalo in the middle of last season for draft picks.