Ron Rivera discusses team's new owner, David Tepper
On Tuesday afternoon in Atlanta, the NFL's owners unanimously approved billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers.
That same morning in Charlotte, Panthers players held their first full organized team activity session of the spring. The focus was on football, working in new faces and installing offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system.
But those who spoke to media after were very aware of the bigger picture: A huge change in the organization's leadership.
"I'm sure a lot of people are just ready for some closure, just ready for that transition to start, and I guess today is the start of that," veteran tight end Greg Olsen. said "This transition has been inevitable for a little while, since it was announced that the team would be sold.
"I just think for a lot of people in the building, players, (can) just put all of this to rest. Move forward in the new direction that the team is going with."