Tomorrow marks the start of the long lead up to the regular season, as the Panthers open their rookie mini camp. If you had ideas of heading to the stadium, you might want to save the gas. The camp is typically closed to the public, and the team has made no indication it will be open this year.
That being said, we should get plenty of reports from those inside the facility -- and Panthers.com has been very good lately about keeping fans in the loop. It's understandable why so many teams hold their rookie camps behind closed doors. It's the first chance for many inside the building to meet the class, there's a lot of business to conduct, and not every guy (especially small-school players) are prepared for the frenzy.
We'll descend on Spartanburg like sharks, until then here's a complete breakdown of the team's OTA schedule for 2013.
Rookie minicamp: May 10-12.
OTAs: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6.
Mandatory minicamp: June 11-13.