OL - FA
Week 3 Outlook
The Panthers have released left tackle Matt Kalil.
Kalil had a disastrous 2017 season before missing all of 2018 with a knee issue. This is a "post-June 1 designation", which means it creates over $7 million in cap space for Carolina.
Matt Kahlil is listed as questionable for Week 5 due to a groin injury. Kahlil is shaping up as a game-time call with Amini Silatolu the next man up if needed.
It's a downgrade for Cam Newton's blindside while the Detroit D/ST has been a surprise this season. Detroit's DST is a top-10 option this week and if Kahlil is out it's a boost for Ziggy Ansah.
Matt Kahlil will join his brother of C Ryan Kahlil in Carolina as the two sides agree to terms. Kahlil lasted just two games this past season but played in all 16 games the previous four seasons after being taken No. 4 in the 2012 draft by the Vikings. Kahlil fills a huge void as Michael Oher isn't ready to return from concussions and Mike Remmers is a free agent.
This signing is good news for the Panthers and for QB Cam Newton. Hopefully, Kahlil can stay healthy after injuring his hip last season. He's expected to be ready for training camp so the signing is a bonus for Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart this season.