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Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin got his first injury scare out of the way early at his first NFL training camp. He said he felt like “a new man” Tuesday.

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei has come to training camp in better shape and more confident in Year 2, but some things haven’t changed.

With the Charlotte 49ers beginning preseason football camp on Wednesday, here are five storylines to follow as the team prepares for its second season.

NASCAR on Tuesday assessed Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team a penalty that included docking the driver 75 points and suspending his crew chief Darian Grubb for six races.

UNC is targeting top prospects Ivan Rabb and Stephen Zimmerman in the 2015 class, and Harry Giles, a top in-state prospect, remains an important target in the class of 2016.

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