Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
The Carolina Panthers will open their preseason schedule on national television.
The NFL just announced the preseason schedule and the Panthers open at the New York Giants on Aug. 17. The Monday night game will air on ESPN, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
The exact dates of the rest of the preseason schedule haven't been set yet, but the Panthers will be at Miami for the second week of the preseason. Carolina will host Baltimore in the third week of the preseason and Pittsburgh in the finale.