With their annual Fan Fest and a day off out of the way, the Carolina Panthers are back in Spartanburg on Sunday to focus on this week’s preseason opener in Chicago.
The Panthers will practice this afternoon then hold morning practices on Monday and Tuesday. The team then will head north to play the Bears on Thursday (8 p.m., Panthers Television Network).
The forecast for today’s practice, from WSPA in Greenville, S.C., calls for mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 80s. There is about a 20 percent chance of rain.
Must-read training camp stories
5:21 p.m.: Grier uncorked another long one, connected with DeAndrew White. — Rick Bonnell
4:39 p.m.: (James) Bradberry with a rare bit of trash talk, saying “Oh yeah come back to me” as Curtis Samuel cut his way on an end zone corner route. bradberry easily knocked ball away but coaches would probably like to have seen an INT (he had only one in 2018). — Scott Fowler
4:39 p.m.: Corn Elder getting a lot of work with first team. — Rick Bonnell
4:37 p.m.: Another big play by cornerback Javien Elliott. Following an interception earlier, he just stretched for a fingertip PBU of Cam Newton. — Rick Bonnell
4:31 p.m.: Rookie running back Elijah Holyfield would’ve scored had he stopped to catch Kyle Allen’s pass before stretching for the goal line. He was by himself, had the time to look the ball into his grip before turning. — Rick Bonnell
4:13 p.m.: Lots of umbrellas here in Spartanburg today - not because of rain, but because of a pretty brutal sun. — Scott Fowler
3:59 p.m.: Javien Elliott yanked a sweet interception away in team drills - a really nice play. — Scott Fowler
3:57 p.m.: Kuechly rotated into 7-on-7 team drills in this last stretch. A good sign. — Scott Fowler
3:57 p.m.: Kyle Allen picked off by cornerback Javien Elliott. — Rick Bonnell
3:55 p.m.: Grier makes a downfield throw or two every practice that sticks out. Just found Ian Thomas down the left sideline. — Rick Bonnell.
3:53 p.m.: Will Grier fires a 20-yard strike to Ian Thomas on a sideline route. — Scott Fowler
3:51 p.m.: Kuechly now appears to be in full participation. — Rick Bonnell
3:50 p.m.: Nice catch in traffic by Curtis Samuel on a comeback pattern. Newton throwing. — Rick Bonnell
3:45 p.m.: Cam Newton, in between snaps at camp, starts one of his playfulmonologues with fans in Spartanburg.
“I know half y’all out here didn’t go to church today,” Cam says. — Scott Fowler
3:44 p.m.: The mix-and-match process continues in @Panthers secondary. Corn Elder getting lots of reps. — Rick Bonnell
3:41 p.m.: No Kuechly for team drills. Rivera has said repeatedly they will err toward caution. — Rick Bonnell
3:15 p.m.: Eric Reid looks to be getting a veteran day. — Scott Fowler
3:14 p.m.: The Panthers released their first “unofficial” depth chart of the preseason. A few highlights: Defense is listed as a 3-4; Tre Boston listed as starting safety next to Eric Reid; and Kyle Allen and Will Grier are second and third at quarterback. — Rogelio Aranda
1:22 p.m.: Longtime Panthers center Ryan Kalil, who said he would retire after last season, officially signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets on Saturday. “I’m sure people are mad at me in Carolina and rightfully so, but I love that place,” he told reporters at Jets training camp in Florham Park, N.J. — Rogelio Aranda
12:36 p.m.: The Panthers signed rookie cornerback Ryan Pulley, an undrafted free agent from Arkansas. Pulley spent the spring with the Arizona Cardinals. Carolina waived safety Kai Nacua. have made a roster in the secondary. — Rogelio Aranda
Monday, Aug. 5: 9:25 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 6: 9:25 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 8: Exhibition, at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 11: 3:10 – 5:10 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 12: 9:25 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 13: 9:25 – 11:30 a.m. Joint practice with Buffalo Bills
Wednesday, Aug. 14: 9:25 – 11:30 a.m. Joint practice with Bills
Friday, Aug. 16: Exhibition, Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22: Exhibition, at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 29: Exhibition, Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31: Roster cutdown
Note: No practices scheduled for Aug. 7, 9-10