View photos of the players walking - or riding - into Bank of America Stadium for the start of Phase One.
CHARLOTTE - No footballs actually flew through the air, but make no mistake about it: Football is in the air.
Panthers players arrived at Bank of America Stadium bright and early Monday morning for the first day of the team's offseason workout program.
The first two weeks of the nine-week program will be limited to strength and conditioning work and some meeting time for the offense and defense. Footballs will start flying in Phase Two, when the coaching staff is allowed to join the players on the field, although the offense still won't yet be allowed to run plays against the defense. That element can be added to the mix when the third and final phase begins in late May with three weeks of organized team activities.
The final week of the program will feature a minicamp, the one part of offseason workouts that is mandatory. But if history is any indication, most every player will choose to take part in most every day of offseason workouts in preparation for the 2019 season.
View photos of the offense on the field at Bank of America Stadium for Phase One of on-field workouts.