The Panthers’ offseason began on Sunday after a tough loss to the rival Saints. With an eye on the Panthers’ offseason, here’s the latest out of Carolina:
- Interim general manager Marty Hurney says he would like to stay on as the team’s permanent GM (via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer). “I love what I’m doing,” Hurney said. Many in the Panthers organization are rooting for Hurney to get the post on a permanent basis. His one-year deal with the team will expire in June.
- Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson wants to return in 2018, Person writes. Johnson, 32 in July, has spent his entire 11-year career in Carolina. Last offseason, the Panthers re-upped him on a two-year, $8MM deal that is scheduled to take him through 2018. However, his recent PED suspension absolves the team of any remaining guarantees.
- Linebacker Thomas Davis knows he may have to accept a reduced role next season, but did not say he would just accept being a backup, Person writes. Davis has a one-year, $6.75MM deal for the 2018 season, but just $1MM of that sum is guaranteed.