he was making the league minimum, we're not going to save any more replacing him
He is playing on the last year of his rookie contract. He will be looking for a raise and playing time. Neither of which he is going to get here. So replacing him with a rookie contract, is going to be cheaper.
Beside the fact we have a plethera of LBs floating around that are already under contract, and that can offer pretty good depth. Because a lot of LBs got playing time this year, our depth should be better next year. Which is another good reason Connor is probably not going to be here next year.
I hate losing a player like Connor who has experience. I just do not see him being a Panther next year. Unless he is willing to play on the cheap, which I cannot see him doing.
Just a few thoughts, and GOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!1