The Carolina Panthers have to figure out a way to re-sign their top free-agent targets, but having little cap room to work with will not make the task an easy one. If that wasn't a big enough worry for the front office, their top free agent may not be able to be brought back with the franchise tag. That is how limited the Panthers are financially in 2014.
However, if a couple other contracts can be restructured, there may be a glimmer of hope in retaining the services of a couple key players who were part of a 12-4 team in 2013. Carolina will have to make some tough decisions and will not be able to bring back everyone, but it won't be from a lack of trying.
The next few slides will discuss the free agents out of Carolina and the odds of them being re-signed to a new deal, as well as which free agents the Panthers could pursue from other teams. Keep in mind that the Panthers' budget will limit them in the market and they will probably aim to lock up most of their free agents.
Potential free-agent targets outside of Carolina are of the opinion of the writer and do not reflect the views or offseason strategy of the Panthers.