Carolina Panthers: 4 evolving storylines at training camp

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We picked out four evolving storylines to keep a close eye on for the Carolina Panthers as training camp drills gather pace.

The Carolina Panthers are now firmly entrenched in training camp ahead of the new season. It has seemed like an age to get to this point. And it is arguably the most important preparation period in recent memory for the organization.

With no preseason games, OTAs or minicamps thanks to the health risks surrounding COVID-19. Every team including the Carolina Panthers will need to make the most out of team drills to get themselves fully up to speed before Week 1. That might be easier said than done with a brand-new coaching staff and roster. But stranger things have happened in the NFL.

New head coach Matt Rhule has conducted himself superbly throughout the most difficult of starts to life in Carolina. But getting everything spot on for their first game of the season against the Las Vegas Raiders is a completely different ball game.

It has been a camp unlike any other so far. The Panthers have put the strictest measures in place to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. And this is something that also has the chance to work in their favor in terms of team cohesion.

There are so many storylines surrounding the Panthers ahead of the upcoming campaign it is hard to keep track. But there are some that stand out as evolving with every passing session.

Here are four stories that it is worth following with considerable interest in the coming days and weeks before the season.