Now that I am awake I did have an error this morning.
Here is how Stewart would work out if cut.
First Number is Cap Hit
Second Number is Dead Money if Cut
5,496,250 18,185,000 So the Panthers would LOSE roughly 13 Million in cap space
8,496,250 12,688,750 Panthers LOSE roughly 4 Million in cap space
9,746,250 6,192,500 Panther Gain roughly 3 Million in cap space.
The most likely event, if we are to lose one of the Running Backs, would be Williams is cut next season. It would COST 3 million in space for next year or 1.5 million in space the next two if it was a June 1 designation. I find this highly unlikely, unless Stewart becomes Herschel Walker all of a sudden and he has no risk of future ankle issues.
We will have Williams, Stewart, Tolbert, and Barner for next season. In 2015 Williams can be cut for basically no cap hit whatsoever (300K hit). The next season Stewart can be cut and we save 3 million and the last of the Hurney Nightmare Offseason will be behind us.