Panthers release Matt Kalil after just 2 seasonsBy Amber Lee
The Carolina Panthers are releasing left tackle Matt Kalil. The team announced the move on Thursday afternoon.
With $14.7M of dead cap against a $12.1M cap figure, I’m assuming this will be a Post June 1st designation. If so, the #Panthers will take on $4.9M of dead cap in 2019, & $9.8M in 2020. https://t.co/C59fGf98Av
— Spotrac (@spotrac) March 14, 2019
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.