4 key observations from Panthers 2022 training camp practice Day 6
By Dean Jones
Carolina Panthers CB Jaycee Horn getting better every day
The Carolina Panthers are rightfully being cautious with cornerback Jaycee Horn despite the cornerback getting the green light to resume football activities this week. They are counting on the No. 8 overall selection in 2021 to make a significant impression next season, which could be the key to a talented secondary becoming among the league’s best.
Horn stepped up things on Tuesday, demonstrating his exceptional footwork and overall athleticism. Head coach Matt Rhule stated that they are taking advice from the team’s medical staff regarding how much to put on the South Carolina product, who is also taking things one day at a time before hopefully starting in Week 1.
"“It’s feeling good. Just trying to take it (day) by day, because training camp is a heavy load. We are here every day on our feet, so I’m just trying to manage it and make sure I can ramp my way up.”"
After Horn featured in just 2.5 games last season and the soreness felt in his surgically repaired broken foot following conditioning tests, this is the right call to make. There is no point risking further injury during practice, so expect this trend to continue in the coming weeks.
If this means Horn sits out the preseason, so be it. This isn’t ideal for someone who has missed so much football last time around, but keeping the bigger picture in mind is of critical importance.