Coming off a 6-10 season, the Carolina Panthers open up training camp on July 26. Here is the team’s schedule prior to the 2017 regular season.
When is Panthers training camp? (All times local)
7/26 – 6:30 p.m.
7/27 – 3:10 p.m.
7/28 – 9:25 a.m.
7/29 – 9:25 a.m.
7/30 – 9:25 a.m.
8/1 – 9:25 a.m.
8/2 – 9:25 a.m.
8/3 – 9:25 a.m.
8/4 – 7:30 p.m.
8/6 – 3:10 p.m.
8/7 – 9:25 a.m.
8/8 – 9:25 a.m.
8/11 – 3:10 p.m
8/12 – 9:25 a.m.
Where is Panthers training camp?
Gibbs Stadium — Spartanburg, S.C.
8/9 – Houston Texans
8/19 – Tennessee Titans
8/24 – Jacksonville Jaguars
8/31 – Pittsburgh Steelers
RB – Christian McCaffrey – Round 1
It’d be easier to list the things the standout Stanford product can’t do than the things he can. He displayed his versatility during his collegiate career both on the ground and as a returner, not to mention he was a threat in the passing game. He’s sure to see time in the slot while taking handoffs from Cam Newton in the future.
G – Taylor Moton – Round 3
Wide receiver Corey Davis wasn’t the only Western Michigan product to find a home in the draft. Moton will likely be used on the right side or as a stopgap for Michael Oher after the Panthers ponied up a five-year deal for left tackle Matt Kalil in free agency.
DB – Captain Munnerlyn – Free Agency
The Panthers brought back their old friend in Munnerlyn, who spent four seasons in Carolina before heading to Minnesota for another three. Munnerlyn totaled seven interceptions and 39 pass breakups in his four-year stint with the Panthers, and should help a young secondary that was torched a season ago.
“When this usually elite team faded to a 6-10 record in 2016, nobody seemed to see it coming. Well, it got their attention and there seems to be a sense of urgency for the Carolina Panthers heading into 2017. They spent a lot of money in free agency, which has not been their style, and they really are working to address the holes in this roster while also giving quarterback Cam Newton more weapons on offense.
After breaking down the film, what’s apparent is a versatile offense that can attack a defense in a variety of ways but many of those weapons are new. On the other side of the ball, the Panthers have arguably the best front seven in the NFL and a young secondary that is making steady progress. It is hard to imagine that 2017 will be anything but a huge bounce-back year for the Panthers.” – FanRag Sports’ Gary Horton