5 free agents the Panthers should sign with Tre Boston savings

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Which veteran free agents could the Carolina Panthers potentially look at signing with the money they recently saved from Tre Boston’s release?

The Carolina Panthers worked wonders with their salary cap this offseason despite the obvious challenges. Teams across the league had less money at their disposal than usual thanks to COVID-19 revenue losses, meaning there was some substantial maneuvering to be done in pursuit of strengthening their chances of a postseason push.

The is something Carolina’s front office did extremely well. Cap manager Samir Suleiman deserves all the credit in the world for making things as easy as possible for general manager Scott Fitterer during his first offseason in the role following his appointment.

The Panthers gained themselves an extra $3.55 million in spare financial resources on June 1 as part of their decision to release Tre Boston, who had a down year in 2020 and is still looking for a new home after his departure ahead of time.

Carolina Panthers could bring in extra competition for training camp.

This leaves Carolina with $17.59 million at their disposal, according to Over the Cap. They still have a few draft recruits they need to sign – including No. 8 overall selection Jaycee Horn – but there should be some left to bring in players from the free-agent market should the opportunity arise.

Matt Rhule is keen for the competition for places to be fierce at training camp within a young and talented roster of which much is expected in 2021. Here are five free agents that the Panthers might take a look at with the money saved from the Boston release.