Questions entering year two of the Rivera Era

Training Camp is mere days away. Soon, Carolina Panthers players will be driving their luxury cars and SUVs to Spartanburg, S.C. and embarking on a few weeks of workouts in the sweltering heat of Wofford College.

As they enter the second year of the Ron Rivera Era, there are few situations we’ll be keeping an eye on as campprogresses:

[dropcap style=”inverted”]1 [/dropcap] Who will line up opposite of Steve Smith? Will it be Brandon LaFell or David Gettis?

[dropcap style=”inverted”]2 [/dropcap] Who will be the slot receiver? Joe Adams or Kealoha Pilares have the inside track, or will Armanti Edwards step up and show something?

[dropcap style=”inverted”]3 [/dropcap] Will Sherrod Martin be replaced? The Panthers signed two safeties in the offseason: Haruki Nakamura and Reggie Smith. Take your pick; either would be better than Martin was last season.

[dropcap style=”inverted”]4 [/dropcap] What will the defensive line look like? Will Ron Edwards be a starter at DT? Who will line up at DE opposite of Charles Johnson? Will the Panthers get anything out of Sione Fua?