With Wilkerson’s new contract lowering his $15.7 million cap hit by “a few million” according to Cimini, it could free up some money to sign Fitzpatrick to a one year deal.
Darryl Slater of NJ Advanced Media takes a look at how Wilkerson‘s new deal will impact Sheldon Richardson. Slater states that Richardson will “surely” cost more than the $54 million guaranteed that Wilkerson received, and he expects extension talks with Richardson to begin next offseason.
Also in the interview, McDermott said this year will be very important for DE Kony Ealy. Following the retirement of veteran Jared Allen, Ealy is expected to take over at right end for the Panthers in 2016.