Every offseason sees a team transition in order to become better for the next year. These moves can involve players, coaches or front office executives.
The Carolina Panthers will be taking care of this business once their season comes to a close, which hopefully will be in February. This slideshow will focus on the players and, more notably, those players who are on the bubble for returning to the team in 2014.
Whether a player is released or traded, the Panthers have a few guys they will need to decide the future of with the organization.
Up-and-coming stars like Greg Hardy should be safe entering the free-agency period, as Carolina will either re-sign him to a new deal or utilize the franchise tag to keep him around for another season.
Moving forward is all about holding on to players who will help the Panthers in the future and issues like injuries, contract size and age typically factor into who is let go and who stays.
The upcoming slides will touch on players who fall under one of those categories and whose future is on the bubble with the team going into next year.
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