5 potential cap casualties the Panthers should target post-camp

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George Fant – OT

  • 2021 team – New York Jets

Although George Fant has plenty of talent, the arrival of Morgan Moses in free agency means his status on the New York Jets is in doubt.

Head coach Robert Saleh stated that the pair will fight it out for the No. 1 spot at right tackle during training camp. But with Fant spending the early practices on the reserve/COVID-19 list, it’s seen Moses take the majority of first-team reps in his absence.

Fant still has time to turn things around. But he might end up playing second fiddle to Moses by the time Week 1 at the Carolina Panthers rolls around.

There is also a chance the Jets release the player entirely. This would save them $4.37 million and although the dead-cap figure stands at $5.45 million, it’s something the team will no doubt consider if Moses lives up to his billing.

The Panthers might explore the possibility of acquiring Fant in this situation. He has worked with quarterback Sam Darnold before and is no stranger to general manager Scott Fitterer from their time together on the Seattle Seahawks.

Fant also has the versatility to operate on the right or as a blindside protector, which is something the Panthers love in their recruits.