Cha-Ching! The Panthers Release Two

wahle-morgan.JPGThe carnage that is the first day of cuts in the NFL has begun.  In Charlotte the Carolina Panthers have released Dan Morgan, a seven-year vet who was once a key member of the defense at linebacker.  The move is not a surprise due to the injuries that Morgan has sustained during his career and a perceived decline in his level of play.

Also today, in a slightly more surprising move, the Panthers released left guard Mike Wahle.  This may be a sign that the team intends to make some changes along the offensive line.  Wahle is a ten-year NFL vet that could still re-sign with the team at a reduced salary.

The two moves will impact the team’s salary cap (Morgan $2.1 million and Wahle $4 million) which could have been the impetus for letting go of Wahle.

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  • UtesFan89

    Releasing Wahle was a surprise. It looks like we could be in for a complete overhaul of the o-line this off-season.

  • John White

    I have a feeling that Wahle could be brought back.  Often teams will release a player only to bring them back later at a reduced cost.  I’m also expecting them to make a big push to sign Gross to an extension.  If they make changes, it could be using Wahle as a backup and bringing in more physical linemen.  They want to be more physical so that might be the focus this offseason.