Panthers release Matt Kalil after just 2 seasons

    By Amber Lee
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    The Carolina Panthers are releasing left tackle Matt Kalil. The team announced the move on Thursday afternoon.

    The team will incur a dead cap hit of $4.9 million in 2019, and $9.8 million in 2020. This is a Post June 1st designation, per Spotrac.

    Kalil, who joined the Panthers in 2017 on a five-year, $55 million contract, was set to make a base salary of $7 million in 2019.

    A former first-round pick by Minnesota, Kalil was brought in as a high-priced free agent by Carolina back in 2017. Most people who cover the NFL hailed it as a huge mistake, and it proved to be just that for the Panthers.

    After a brutal 2017 season, Kalil missed all of last season with a knee injury.

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