4 remaining Carolina Panthers cap crunches after Damien Wilson release

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Carolina Panthers restructure Taylor Moton

  • Cap savings – $11.14 million

Kicking the financial can down the road is becoming increasingly prevalent across the NFL. Teams are manipulating the salary cap more than ever before, which is further highlighted by the New Orleans Saints signing quarterback Derek Carr to a bumper deal when they are $25.17 million over the cap currently.

Carolina won’t want to do too much with an abundance of salary-cap space available in 2024. However, if the front office wants to maximize this coaching staff while they are all together, the time for sacrifices and maneuvering is now.

Taylor Moton had his contract restructured last season and could be in for the same again this time around. The veteran right tackle remains a hugely influential presence on and off the field, so this one should be pretty simple to work out given how long the former second-round pick will be on the books.

Moton’s quiet leadership behind the scenes only heightens his overall influence. Therefore, the player will be all too aware of how important this season is considering there hasn’t been much in the way of success since he joined the Panthers out of Western Michigan.

Restructuring Moton’s contract in 2023 saves Carolina $11.14 million. If all the things listed come to fruition, then the Panthers have an additional $41.26 million to re-sign players, add more talent, and sign their draft class with eight selections currently.

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