SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The Carolina Panthers have officially reported to training camp in Spartanburg, SC.
“Once you get down here and get in a rhythm, it’s something I still in enjoy doing. Its fun being here around the guys. Its fun getting ready for a new season. I still enjoy playing. I still enjoy the preparation that goes into it. I think once you get down here and you get settled down and moved in and settle down, its fine,“ said Greg Olsen.
Many of the Panthers rode into Spartanburg in style. Others arrived in other fashions. Players like Christian McCaffrey, Devin Funchess and Greg Olsen say being back with the gang gives them that Fall feeling in the Summer time.
“Anytime you can get that feeling back where all the guys are hanging out together all day. Working out and talking jokes, anytime you get that college feel on a NFL team it’s a good thing,” said Christian McCaffrey.
But the ride wasn't smooth for everyone.
“There was an accident on the freeway and I was really sitting there for a while, at a standstill, I parked my car, got out and talked to a lady for a little while and I didn’t know what was going on, two cars flipped over, and it’s just a blessing that I’m here," said Funchess.
The Panthers are gearing up for a new season with some new blood on the field. FOX 46 cameras captured one of the team's newest members, wide receiver Torrey Smith, as he arrived Wednesday morning.
With a new team owner at the helm, the Panthers are ready to get to work at Wofford College. The team's contract with the school runs through next season, but after that the team could be in search of a new training camp home.
Owner David Tepper had previously mentioned a new practice facility close to the South Carolina border, one that has updated fields and the ability for the players to work indoors.