With free agency less than a month away, organizations around the league are attempting to balance their budgets in order to improve.
The Panthers have one of the worst cap situations in the league, as they are sitting at a salary number of $135 million. New GM Dave Gettleman is not walking into a great situation, as past GM Marty Hurney signed quite a few bad contracts during his tenure.
It's up to Gettleman to make the most of the current situation.
Despite missing the playoffs last season, the Panthers have a bright future. Entering next season, the goal is to compete for the NFC South and make the playoffs for the first time since the Jake Delhomme era.
Let's take a look at what cap moves the Panthers need to make from a unit-to-unit perspective.