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Panthers Release Tackle Matt Kalil

Jason Huber
March 14, 2019 - 4:55 pm

A day after re-signing offensive tackle Daryl Williams to a one-year deal and signing center Matt Paradis to a three-year deal, the Carolina Panthers have released left tackle Matt Kalil.

Releasing Kalil creates $12.15 million in cap space, but will leave Carolina with $14 million of dead money as a post-June designation.

Signed two years ago to a five-year $55 million deal, Kalil, 29, missed the entire 2018 season on the injured reserve with a knee injury.

In 2017, Kalil started all 16 games for the Panthers but earned a low 63.1 performance grade from Pro Football Focus.

By signing Paradis to a $27 million deal and Williams to a 1-year $6 million deal, Carolina will have a revamped offensive line entering the 2019 season.

Kalil's, brother, Ryan Kalil, retired this offseason after 11 seasons with the Panthers.

Matt was drafted fourth overall by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012 and made the Pro Bowl as a rookie.

 

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