The humidity at Carolina's next to last practice of training camp Tuesday was so enveloping that even a mannequin would sweat. But there was joy to it, especially the last half hour. After Wednesday morning's practice, camp ends.
Tight end Jeff King was asked earlier about the light at the end of the tunnel, and he said he couldn't see it, not with an afternoon practice Tuesday and a morning practice Wednesday. By late Tuesday afternoon, however, everybody could see the light.
When the session finally ended, players joked, tossed towels at each other, signed autographs and counted down.
On Wednesday veterans undoubtedly will tape rookies to the goal post and then they'll leave the field and then they'll leave Spartanburg. I-85 between Spartanburg and Charlotte will look like a showcase for expensive cars. They'll be in the left lane.