How much salary cap space do the Panthers have after cutting Kawann Short?

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The Carolina Panthers cut Kawann Short today, severing ties with a former Pro Bowl DT who’d been with the team since 2013. Carolina also released two other players a couple of days ago: DT Woodrow Hamilton and DB Natrell Jamerson.

How much salary cap space has these moves saved? Short answer: not a ton. Short’s release was not designated a post-June 1 cut, so it frees up around $8.6 million for the 2021 season. (Carolina would have saved $13.28 million post June 1). The other two were practice squad/bubble players who were never going to cost much to begin with.

According to Over the Cap, the team currently has approximately $20 million to play with for the rest of the year.

via Over the Cap

That’s not a lot of space, but it should be enough to make at least a couple of mid-level signings in free agency and pay OT Taylor Moton.

If the Panthers are also interested in retaining WR/RB Curtis Samuel (they should be) they can free up more by cutting the likes of DE Stephen Weatherly, DB Juston Burris and P Michael Palardy.

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