The Carolina Panthers He made several moves in the list this week in an effort to clear a great deal of space for salary cap in order to make a run in Houston Texas Quarterback Deshawn WatsonReports say.
A source said ESPN The Panthers have released four players this week, freeing up $ 19.9 million in cover space, in order to pay Watson in case Texas decides to trade the disgruntled midfielder who is said to want out.
On Wednesday, Carolina fired a defensive tackle Cowan Short. Steven Weatherley’s defensive end, Aman Tree Boston and contractor Michael Balardi were released two days later.
The Matt Paradise contract was also restructured on Saturday morning to liquidate an additional $ 4.69 million. Panthers are now ranked eighth in the league by available space with nearly $ 31 million, according to OverTheCap.com.
Texas CEO and CEO Cal McNair shut down the commercial rumors last week after they announced the release of a veteran defensive end. JJ Watt.
“Deshaun is our midfielder, he’s from Texas, and we expect him to stay from Texas, we’ll leave [it at] McNair said.
Trade could still happen and the Panthers wanted to prepare.
The turning point for Watson appears to have been when the team hired new General Manager Nick Casereo without his input. The appointment of new coach David Cooley then had no effect on Watson’s willingness to trade, according to multiple reports
Watson, drafted by Texas in 2017, signed a $ 156 million four-year contract extension in September. He finished the 2020 season with 4,823 yards, high in the league, 33 touchdowns and seven low interceptions in his career.