The Panthers already knew the general range of dates for their four preseason games, but they're clear now.
They'll open on Mon. Aug. 17 at the New York Giants at 8 p.m., a nationally televised game on ESPN.
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They'll follow with a Sat. Aug. 22 trip to Miami (7:30 p.m.), before playing their final two games at home, Saturday, Aug. 29 against Baltimore and Thursday, Sept. 3 against Pittsburgh.
No word on whether Steelers LB James Harrison will make the trip, since he probably thinks the Panthers would have played Arizona in the preseason finale if the Cards had won the Super Bowl.
Because the first game is so late (the final Week 1 game), they're pushing back the start of camp a bit, reporting to Spartanburg on Sunday, Aug. 2 and opening practice the next day. It'll be the first time they've ever missed July in the 'burg.
And we're all a little sad about that.