The Carolina Panthers got rolling with Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on May 22 and will hit the field for 10 optional practices over the next three weeks.
Remember, not only is this the first OTAs for the rookies, but it's also the first time the second-year players are experiencing this because of last year's lockout. There is a lot of work to be done.
First and foremost, the Panthers need to stay healthy. This team was decimated by injuries last year, and it wouldn't be good to start the 2012 season off this early with more.
After that, there are position battles to get started, the development of rookies to watch and the questions about Cam Newton's sophomore season to ponder.
After the sessions last week, here are five things we've learned from Carolina Panthers OTAs.