The Carolina Panthers returned to training camp in sunny Spartanburg SC this Sunday after having Saturday off following a rainy Fan Fest Friday night in Charlotte NC. The scheduled start time of 8:30am was pushed back to 9:30am. WR Robby Anderson was still excused from practice again to attend to a personal family issue. LB Denzel Perryman, CB A.J. Bouye, DB Myles Hartsfield, S Kenny Robinson, WR Keith Kirkwood and WR Krishawn Hogan all had on red jerseys which means they sat out practice. RG John Miller got a veteran day off.
1 on 1 drills (OL vs. DL)
Trent Scott vs. Brian Burns: Scott won
Cam Erving vs. Haason Reddick: Reddick won
Matt Paradis vs. Derrick Brown: Brown won
Dennis Daley vs. DaQuan Jones: Jones won
Pat Elflein vs. Morgan Fox: Elflein won
Deonte Brown vs. Daivyon Nixon: Brown won
Brady Christensen vs. Christian Miller: Miller won
Taylor Moton vs. Marquis Haynes: Haynes won
Greg Little vs. Yetur Gross-Matos: Gross-Matos won
11 on 11 (Goal To Go Drills)
LB Paddy Fisher forced RB Chuba Hubbard to fumble (fumbled twice) and also had two tackles for loss.
DT Brayvion Roy split a double team to get a tackle for loss on RB Rodney Smith on a 4th down play.
S Sean Chandler had a run stuff on the one yard line on RB Reggie Bonnafon.
QB Sam Darnold threw a TD pass to TE Ian Thomas who ran a very nice route to get open between two defenders. Very next play Darnold threw another TD pass to TE Dan Arnold.
QB P.J. Walker threw a TD pass each to TE Tommy Tremble and TE Colin Thompson.
RB Christian McCaffrey scored two TD runs. The first was off an inside zone run. The second was an off tackle run.
RB Reggie Bonnafon scored a TD run on a toss sweep play in which he made two defenders miss him before getting in the end zone.
C Matt Paradis left practice early with some back tightness. Coach Rhule said it was pre-cautionary and nothing serious. Paradis was already given permission to be excused for tomorrow’s Monday practice for personal reasons. LG Pat Elflein slide over to C to replace Paradis while LT Matt Kaskey slide over to LG to cover for Elflein. LB Shaq Thompson was a full participant at practice today after being off for a week with a soft tissue injury. The entire coaching staff had to run 20 yard sprints after practice because K Joey Slye made the last FG attempt from 53 yards. It is good to see both the offense and defense take turns executing consistently.