Smith has a base salary of $11MM and a cap hit of $17MM over the next two seasons combined, along with a player option in 2016 worth $9MM. But Panthers only free up $1M in cap space by releasing him. Was this a play to knock Smith off his perch to restructure, Smith refused and it put the team in a corner? Is he a disturbance to the front office?
I think as a June 1st he frees up like 3 or 4 mil not 100% on that though