While the Carolina Panthers haven't been major players in free agency, there have been some changes from last season's starting lineup.
As the market continues to taper out, some remaining free agents will be brought in at a reduced rate. The Panthers are in a situation that forces GM David Gettleman to be patient, although he would likely take the same approach even if he did have some disposable money.
With the NFL draft a little more than a month away, we will have a good idea about what the team will look like prior to the event. In the coming month, the Panthers may fill holes in the secondary or along the offensive front, as depth is needed in each area.
Panther nation should view the cap situation as a blessing in disguise, as the new front office has no choice but to look to the draft in order to make significant improvements to the roster.
Carolina still has a couple of past players in the free-agent pool it would like to bring back, and the defense would take a hit if Dwan Edwards and/or Captain Munnerlyn were not re-signed.