4 key observations from Panthers 2022 training camp practice Day 8

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What were some key observations from practice Day 8 for the Carolina Panthers in training camp? 

After a rest day for the Carolina Panthers, players and staff got back down to work on Friday with the eighth practice session of their 2022 training camp. Matt Rhule and his coaches now have a broader perspective about the roster and what it might look like, with upcoming preseason games also set to provide further insight into what specific individuals might be able to accomplish in a competitive setting.

The Panthers have a much better foundation in place than at any stage during Rhule’s tenure, which has been evident in camp so far. Players are fully focused, there is more purpose to each practice, and the presence of experienced coaches after an offseason overhaul is also having a positive effect.

What this means for Carolina’s hopes in 2022 remains to be seen. But after so much turmoil, it’s been a refreshing change of pace.

With this in mind, here are four key observations from practice Day 8 of camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg.

Key Observation No. 1

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Carolina Panthers were missing some key men

Training camp normally comes with some bumps and bruises along the way. The Carolina Panthers haven’t been immune from this as some key men missed practice on Friday for various reasons.

Austin Corbett sat out, Jaycee Horn didn’t participate as the team works him back slowly, and wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. also suffered a strain that isn’t expected to keep him out for too long.

Hopefully, this isn’t much to worry about. But the Panthers are right to err on the side of caution with players that are expected to emerge as influential figures when the regular season arrives.