For Monday, July 31st, 2017 here is your roundup of Panthers news and story links.
Typically News Blitzes are 2 to 3 minutes but this one is special. Our own Ashlyn is attending training camp in her hometown of Spartanburg, SC and she got to speak with several Roaring Riot chapters. We will hear from Roaring Riot leaders and members from Greensboro, Charlotte, Asheville, Atlanta, Baltimore, Columbia and Spartanburg, SC.
The Panthers announced their jersey schedule today, much earlier than in previous years. As usual the Panthers will wear their white uniforms until week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The exception being in week 6 color rush game vs. the Eagles when they will wear their all-blue uniform. Blue uniforms will also make an appearance week 9 against the Falcons.
During the preseason the Panthers will wear white jerseys for their home games, blue when they face the Titans and will finish up the preseason wearing their black jerseys in Jacksonville.
The first weekend of Panthers training camp is in the books with few breaking news headlines, which is good news as we are not reporting on major injuries nor major fights, aside from a minor scuffle that was quickly broken up.
The injury report is short but significant with Captain Munnerlyn the only veteran who is limited due to a hamstring issue. He is considered day-to-day. Also considered day-to-day is rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel who is also nursing a hamstring injury. The future is less bright for rookie cornerback Corn Elder, who was expected to back up Munnerlyn. Elder has been diagnosed with a patella stress fracture in his knee which could wind him up on the Physically-Unable to Perform list.
Don’t miss a single detail from training camp – read Josh’s reports at the Riot Report.
The first full weekend in Spartanburg was a treat for the fans as well. Several Roaring Riot members and chapters converged on Wofford for the first ever Riot Roundup, coordinated by the Upstate Roaring Riot chapter.
Ashlyn had a chance to speak with several Roaring Riot Chapters and fans who shared their excitement, starting with Greensboro, NC:
(Listen to the audio file for interviews with Roaring Riot members and leaders)
Find the nearest Roaring Riot Chapter near you at RoaringRiot.com. Membership is just $25 per year and with that comes the always sharp Roaring Riot t-shirt, entry to the Roaring Riot tailgate and priority registration for all away trips! Plus a portion of your membership goes back to support your local chapter. Sign up at RoaringRiot.com today!
Fan Fest kicks of Friday night at Bank of America Stadium with gates opening at 6:30PM, practice and events to follow with a fireworks show to cap off the evening at 9:30PM.
Now, where’s what everyone is writing about around the web.
At Carolina Huddle Jeremy Igo has been most impressed by… Russell Shepard!
At USA Today Panthers Wire:
Time Weaver writes that Jonathan Stewart says that no one can cover Christian McCaffrey 1-on-1.
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