With free agency set to kick off on March 12, it's time for NFL franchises to get below the salary cap and prepare their free agency wish lists.
Not every team will have the luxury of signing highly priced free agents though. Unfortunately for the Carolina Panthers, the team's options in free agency are going to be limited by an unfavorable cap situation.
Under the watch of longtime GM Marty Hurney, the Panthers organization overpaid for various players, which has crippled them financially. One of the first tasks on new GM David Gettleman's agenda was to sure up the team's finances, a process which has not yet been completed.
After restructuring the contracts of Jonathan Stewart, Ryan Kalil and Greg Olsen, Gettleman still has more work to do in order to get the team under the $123 million salary cap.
Although the Panthers won't be able to make any blockbuster moves, they will be able to augment their roster at certain positions.