Panthers tweak contract for C Matt Paradis, create $4.69 million in cap space

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The Carolina Panthers are making money moves. Earlier this week, they released four veterans: defensive tackle Kawann Short, free safety Tre Boston, defensive end Stephen Weatherly and punter Michael Palardy. Those cuts freed up around $20 million more in salary cap space for the 2021 season.

They’re not done yet, either. According to a report by Field Yates at ESPN, Carolina has converted most of starting center Matt Paradis’ salary this year into a signing bonus, creating $4.69 million more in cap room.

Paradis had a rough 2019 season that may have been affected by his recovering from a broken fibula the previous year. He bounced back in 2020 though and it makes sense to keep him around as the team’s No. 1 center, especially considering every other starting offensive lineman is about to become a free agent. Paradis has one year left on his current deal.

Carolina should now have around $35 million in cap space.

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