Which Carolina Panthers players stood out during the second week of training camp practices at Wofford College in Spartanburg?
Another fascinating week of training camp is in the books and the Carolina Panthers have plenty to ponder heading into the final few sessions. It’s been high-tempo from start to finish with the pads going on, which brought extra ferocity and physicality that was a welcome shift ahead of the new campaign.
The Panthers are moving forward with the same method of splitting reps in key positions before deciding on the eventual lineup or starter. Considering how late in the preparation period we are embarking on, it represents a big gamble and one that could disrupt continuity when it’s all said and done.
There have been a few injuries along the way, which isn’t unexpected. But head coach Matt Rhule is clearly happy with the way things are unfolding, even if much will is still ahead before their regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns at Bank of America Stadium.
With that being said, here are four major standouts from Week 2 of training camp.
Standout No. 1
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner – Carolina Panthers DE
The Carolina Panthers are looking a little thin on pass-rushing options. They did receive a positive update regarding Marquis Haynes, who is day to day after being carted off during a scrimmage and represents good news due to the concerns at the time.
One player who’s made the most out of extended playing time this week is Jacob Tuioti-Mariner. The free-agent signing particularly caught the eye on Saturday and looks capable of generating pressure if given the opportunity.
The prospect of Tuioti-Mariner making the 53-man roster certainly increased this week. But one cannot rule out the possibility of Carolina acquiring additional help in this area of the field.