5 key observations from second Panthers scrimmage at Colts

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Carolina Panthers banged up after hard-hitting practice

It didn’t go unnoticed that a physical practice left plenty of Carolina Panthers players licking their wounds. Par for the course when a session descends into this type of environment.

The hard-hitting and overall aggressiveness from both sides was eye-catching and the talk of social media. Not only this, but it did cause some worry with big-name players looking like they were feeling the effects of a significant upturn from an intensity standpoint.

Star wide receiving duo D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson were dealing with knocks, something that doesn’t appear to be that serious ahead of some rest before they begin preparations for joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens.

Tight end Dan Arnold was getting some rough treatment from an imposing Colts defense over the two days. Although the free-agent signing from the Arizona Cardinals showed his frustration on the sidelines once or twice, he coped with this increased attention well overall.

Reggie Bonnafon and Rodney Smith were also unable to finish practice. If the running backs don’t suit up for the preseason game, it could be seen as a blow to their chances of making the roster.

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Again, this is all part of the business. All anybody is hoping for is that influential figures on the roster come through the next few weeks relatively unscathed before Week 1.