It’s sad to say, but the Panthers almost have to cut their best cornerback, because he can provide more cap relief than anyone on the roster. Gamble has a $10.9 million cap figure. The Panthers could free up $7.9 million by releasing him.Ron Edwards:
The aging and often-injured defensive tackle almost certainly will be gone. The Panthers instantly would clear $2.5 million by releasing him.Haruki Nakamura:
The Panthers signed him as a free agent in 2012, and Nakamaura didn’t really work out. The Panthers could free up $1.8 million by releasing him.
Easy 12.2 Million saved right there, Gamble isn't worth it, Ron Edwards definitely injured too much, and hopefully we can draft a replacement. Nakamura, i dont even want to begin to discuss that waste of space.
The Panthers currently have $136 million committed toward a 2013 salary cap that is expected to be slightly more than $120 million.
That knocks us down to 124 million essentially, then you come down to the hard decisions on Beason, Williams, and Gross, while giving us room to sign rookies, expiring contract players, and FA.
Gross wont be touched, so Beason and Williams will have to restructure or wont be back.