5 potential cap casualties the Panthers should target post-camp

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Which potential salary-cap casualties should the Carolina Panthers keep a close eye on to boost their chances of success in 2021?

We are just over a week into training camp for the Carolina Panthers ahead of the 2021 season. The pads are now on and there is an eager sense that things might improve from a performance standpoint after a disappointing couple of days that led Matt Rhule to publically state his displeasure with how things went during practices on Saturday and Monday.

General manager Scott Fitterer is another who’ll be watching things closely. His previous employers the Seattle Seahawks were well-renowned for making plenty of transactions to build a winning team, and the Panthers still have $23.93 million in salary-cap space remaining to make some acquisitions should the opportunity arise.

There should be plenty of intriguing options just before the season gets underway.

Carolina Panthers have an opportunity to strengthen just before the season.

Teams will be trimming down their rosters to 53. They could even look to save themselves some money in the process by cutting high-profile players on big salaries who might not offer much next season.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as they say.

Fitterer is an exceptional evaluator of talent, so he’ll know full well what’s going to be needed by the end of training camp if Carolina wants to take that next step in the second year of Rhule’s tenure.

With this in mind, here are five potential salary-cap casualties that the Panthers might scoop up following camp.