The deadline for franchise tags has come and gone, so we now know which players will be testing the NFL free agent market starting next week. For the most part, the franchise tags went about how we expected, but there were a few surprising names that stayed off the list, such as DeMarco Murray, Randall Cobb, and Ndamukong Suh.
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The Carolina Panthers figure to be big players when free agency officially begins. They finally have some breathing room, in terms of cap space, and will be looking to spend. In fact, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Panthers are one of 10 teams that must spend more money, which is music to fans’ ears.
We’ve heard general manager, David Gettleman, make the claim that Carolina will no longer be shopping at the “Dollar Store,” but he’s also said they won’t be going to “Tiffany’s” either. That’s a rather interesting metaphor, and it’s left fans wondering who falls in between.
One category of guys that may fit that description are older stars searching for a new home.
If Carolina can land one of these three aging stars to pair with rising star, Kelvin Benjamin, and someone from the draft, this Panthers passing attack could go from one of the weakest in the league to nearly impossible to stop.
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