Panthers Create $13M Of Cap Room By Reworking Contracts Of Kawann Short, Trai Turner


According to Tom Pelissero, the Panthers have cleared close to $13 million in cap space by restructuring the contracts of DT Kawann Short and OL Trai Turner.

Short, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Panthers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4.630 million rookie contract before agreeing to a five-year, $80 million contract with the Panthers in 2017. 

Short stands to make a base salary of $12.5 million for the 2019 season.

In 2018, Short appeared in 14 games for the Panthers and recorded 42 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense.

Turner, 26 is a former third-round pick of the Panthers back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.79 million contract when he and the team agreed to a four-year, $45 million extension that includes $20.5 million guaranteed.

Turner stands to make base salaries of $5,297,000 and $8,500,000 over the final two years of the agreement. 

In 2018, Turner appeared in 13 games for the Panthers, making 13 starts for them at right guard.

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