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Carolina Panthers restructure D.J. Moore

  • Cap savings – $12.72 million

The Carolina Panthers can also free up some extra resources by restructuring some of their higher earners heading into free agency. Something the team’s already done with Austin Corbett, one of last season’s best free-agent signings.

Looking at the current state of affairs across the roster, restructuring D.J. Moore‘s deal seems likely. The wide receiver lost his 1,000-yard receiving yard streak last season thanks to a run-heavy approach and suspect quarterback play, but his importance to the Panthers cannot be understated moving forward.

Moore could be the player that benefits most from a new and improved coaching staff led by an offensive mind in Frank Reich. However, for that to happen, the Panthers must get their next decision correct under center.

Nobody will be happier than Moore if Carolina gets a blue-chip prospect from the college ranks. Aside from Cam Newton’s dominant start to the 2018 campaign, the one-time Maryland star hasn’t had competency from his signal-caller and this is something that has to change.

Restructuring Moore’s contract saves the Panthers around $12.72 million according to Over the Cap. This can be used to attract top-quality free agents or keep current roster members around long-term.