Carolina Panthers hold first practice open to media

Carolina Panthers hold first practice open to media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers held their first practice that was open to the media Sunday.

Only one member per outlet was allowed access, and Channel 9 photographer Andy Nagele said the format of the practice has changed slightly.

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He said everything was still high intensity and fast-paced, which is important because practice time is limited, with those limits increasing each day as players continue ramping up for the season.

“It’s so efficient how we can bang out two and a half hours of practice in one and a half. And it’s just -- I like how efficient it is,” said Taylor Moton, Panthers’ right tackle.

The Panthers have so far been in helmets and shoulder pads, but full-padded practiced can begin Monday.

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