The 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.