5 potential cap casualties the Panthers should target post-camp

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  • 2021 team – Buffalo Bills

The Carolina Panthers have plenty of weapons on defense heading into the new season. Phil Snow’s unit has made a dominant start to training camp and this has only heightened expectations that a standout season could be in the offing on this side of the ball.

As stated previously, Scott Fitterer is always looking at ways to improve the roster. If someone like Mario Addison was cut by the Buffalo Bills before the campaign, a discussion needs to be had.

Addison is no stranger to the Panthers having played for the team from 2013-19 before leaving the organization last spring. Although he is now firmly in the twilight of his career, the defensive end could provide a veteran presence on the rotation that would assist some dynamic young players already on the roster.

Releasing Addison would be a surprise from Buffalo’s standpoint and save them just $2.1 million in cap space. But if rookies Gregory Rousseau and Carlos Basham Jr. make some quick strides, it could see the former Troy standout on the outside looking in.

Although this would be highly unlikely, it’s something to monitor. Addison could stick around next season while the two draft selections fully adjust to the NFL, but his status after the upcoming campaign is less certain.