With Panthers rookies and veterans now cleared to enter Bank of America Stadium, 2020 training camp can begin in earnest. Of course, this year's camp will be vastly different.
The team will conduct all training camp activities at Bank of America Stadium rather than Wofford College in Spartanburg, where all of the previous 25 training camps have been held. It will also be the first time Carolina will go through an August without preseason games.
This year's camp features several specific dates and restrictions to ensure players work their way back into football shape safely since OTAs and minicamp were canceled due to COVID-19.
From Aug. 3-11, returning veterans will begin an acclimation period, featuring a maximum of 60 minutes of on-field conditioning and 60 minutes in the weight room. The Panthers built temporary weight rooms next to Bank of America Stadium to accommodate social distancing while allowing players to get in full workouts.
Rookies, quarterbacks and injured players began their acclimation period last week, and this week, teams that have cut their rosters down to 80 players — like the Panthers — are allowed to conduct a daily, full-squad walk-through.
From Aug. 12-16, there will be a gradual ramp-up period with practices that more closely resemble a traditional training camp practice without full pads.
Then, starting on Aug. 17, teams can begin the contact integration period. Those will be more like traditional practice sessions as the Panthers prepare for their season opener on Sept. 13 against the Raiders.
Due to safety restrictions, coverage of practices will be limited and fans are not allowed at any point.
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View photos of the Panthers' rookie class lifting weights and going through a walk-through on Thursday afternoon.