CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers will travel to Nashville for joint practices with the Tennessee Titans ahead of their preseason matchup on Saturday, August 19.
On Wednesday and Thursday (August 16-17), the teams will partake in padded practices at Saint Thomas Sports Park. The practices are open to the public.
"Me and (Titans head coach Mike Mularkey) – we both have the same kind of philosophy in terms of what we're looking for," head coach Ron Rivera said. "We're there to get as much constructive work as we can. It's a chance for the guys to change who they're competing against; it can get a little stale in training camp. Also we can control the tempo, and the quarterbacks can get different looks and see different things. It's a great opportunity for learning and teaching as we go forward."
The last time the Panthers participated in joint practices was in 2015 when the Miami Dolphins visited Wofford College ahead of a preseason contest at Bank of America Stadium.
"I loved how that worked," Rivera said. "Coming off the Super Bowl and that short offseason, we thought it might be too much to do it (in 2016). But we definitely wanted to do it again this year."
Carolina's 23rd consecutive training camp at Wofford College begins Wednesday, July 26 and breaks Sunday, August 13.
View the top photos of Carolina's preseason win at Tennessee by team photographer Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez.