The NFL free agency period is set to begin on March 11. Many teams around the league will do everything possible to lock up key players before they are able to hit the open market. The Carolina Panthers have made some noise and while the front office is still evaluating its roster, the start to this year's free agency has begun strong for the team.
However, there remains a lot of work to be done and currently, Carolina has a little over $8.4 million left in cap room to make some moves. Unfortunately, that means they will not be able to sign any marquee names that are in the market.
It is far too early for fans to get apprehensive about the future of the team or the roster outlook. A lot can still be done over the next few weeks to make the Panthers a competitive team and defend their divisional crown.
Here are the things Carolina will need to do in order to win free agency in 2014.
Salary cap figures via OvertheCap.com.