With the new league yr rushing nearer and nearer, NFL groups are beginning to make massive choices in terms of rosters for the 2021 season.
Trades, releases and re-signings will solely develop into extra frequent over the subsequent a number of weeks main as much as the NFL draft starting at the finish of April.
What’s the newest with the Carolina Panthers’ free brokers? The Observer will preserve this story up to date with the newest strikes and signings or releases as we get nearer to the new league yr starting March 17.
The full offseason schedule will be discovered here.
Re-signed by Panthers
▪ WR Brandon Zylstra — one-year deal
Zylstra was slated to develop into a restricted free agent. He is a particular groups contributor and offers the workforce strong depth at broad receiver.
▪ WR Keith Kirkwood — one-year deal
Also scheduled to develop into a restricted free agent, re-signing Kirkwood supplies further depth at broad receiver with uncertainty surrounding whether or not the workforce can carry again Curtis Samuel, who is anticipated to check free agency. Kirkwood’s capacity to remain wholesome is the largest query mark. He missed most of final season after breaking his clavicle and then re-injuring it throughout the season.
▪ Ok Joey Slye — one-year deal
Slye may have competitors in coaching camp with kicker Lirim Hajrullahu.
▪ TE Colin Thompson — one-year deal
Thompson supplies depth at tight finish and is a particular groups contributor.
Released by Panthers
More on the Panthers’ cap slicing strikes: Panthers releasing Tre Boston, 2 other veterans to clear cap space ahead of free agency
▪ S Tre Boston
Boston will probably be formally launched after the begin of the league yr to cut back the cap implications.
▪ DE Stephen Weatherly
▪ P Michael Palardy
▪ DT Kawann Short
The Panthers wish to carry again Short if potential, however he has received interest from a number of groups.
Panthers’ scheduled free brokers
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
▪ FB Alex Armah
▪ WR Pharoh Cooper
▪ RB Mike Davis
▪ CB Rasul Douglas
▪ CB Corn Elder
▪ LS J.J. Jansen
▪ C Tyler Larsen
▪ TE Chris Manhertz
▪ G John Miller
▪ RT Taylor Moton
▪ LT Russell Okung
▪ G Chris Reed
▪ WR Curtis Samuel
▪ OL Michael Schofield
▪ LB Julian Stanford
▪ LB Adarius Taylor
▪ LB Tahir Whitehead
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
▪ DE Efe Obada
▪ T Trent Scott