5 big observations from practice Day 3 of Panthers training camp

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What were the key observations to take away from Day 3 of training camp practice for the Carolina Panthers?

The Carolina Panthers are now in full swing regarding training camp practices, with Matt Rhule’s men taking the field for Day 3 of team activities on Friday. It was another early session to counteract the humid temperatures in Spartanburg and the final one before the eagerly-anticipated Back Together Saturday at Gibbs Stadium tomorrow.

This was also the final practice at Wofford College before the pads are expected to go on next week. Something that will tell us plenty about what we can truly expect from the Panthers and the players at Rhule’s disposal in 2021.

There appears to be a good atmosphere around the roster, according to those in attendance. Rhule likes his practices to be high tempo and full of intensity, something that’s bringing a stronger mindset within the group with more expectations on their shoulders in 2021.

With this in mind, here are five big observations from Day 3 of Panthers training camp in 2021.

Observation No. 1

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Carolina Panthers TEs starting to produce

It might have taken them a couple of days to get going, but the projected tight-end trio of Dan Arnold, Ian Thomas, and Tommy Tremble are starting to come into their own.

Arnold showcased his ball skills with a few nice grabs from Sam Darnold, with Thomas drawing gasps from the crowd with a superb 80-yard catch from P.J. Walker that was arguably the best play of the day.

The Panthers know they need more from a position that felt the loss of Greg Olsen in 2020. Carolina might have some useful weapons to call upon judging by early perceptions.