The Carolina Panthers enter the weekend after being fairly busy signing deals and plugging holes with veteran players whom they were able to afford with their stringent cap room. A couple of those deals saw the return of cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and defensive tackle Dwan Edwards.
Both have been offered a one-year deal, and their long term future with the team still remains in the air. Carolina lacks the cap space to make a significant long-term deal for any free agent, as its recent signings have been relatively short, one-and-done contracts. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer put it best in describing the signings of Munnerlyn and Edwards:
Their deals carry a lot of positives, but there are also some negatives.
Since these two were considered key players to re-sign during the offseason, the next few slides will discuss the pros and cons of playing under a one-year contract, not only for them, but also for the Panthers.