4 Carolina Panthers players who are living on borrowed time

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Matt Paradis – Carolina Panthers C

Matt Paradis started the season in fine form, which was a complete contrast from what we saw from the center in 2019. However, things haven’t gone according to plan over the second half of the campaign and when one looks at veteran players who could be moved on next spring, then his name is high on the shortlist.

There were high hopes for the former Boise State standout when he signed a big-money deal with the Panthers in free agency.

Paradis got something of a pass last time out due to so much change at the quarterback position and some less than stellar linemen occupying positions alongside him. But it is clear that Carolina expected more from the veteran over the two years he’s been part of the organization.

Up to four of Carolina’s current starters on the line of scrimmage might not be around in 2021. This moves up to five if the Panthers make the grave mistake of not paying Taylor Moton what his elite play justifies.

Releasing Paradis at the end of the season would save the Panthers around $13.15 million in salary-cap space, which is going to be incredibly hard to pass up for a rebuilding franchise. And if the player and the organization go their separate ways, he cannot have any complaints.