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Panthers release Nate Chandler

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Jonathan Stewart #28 and Nate Chandler #78 of the Carolina Panthers celebrate a 4th quarter touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Panthers cut a pair of defensive linemen on Thursday and continued whittling down their roster ahead of free agency by dropping someone from the opposite side of the ball as well.

The team announced that they have released tackle Nate Chandler. Chandler was set to make $1.45 million in salary during the 2016 season and the Panthers will reclaim $1.3 million in cap space as a result of his departure.

Chandler missed the entire 2015 season with a knee injury. He started 11 games at right tackle in 2014 and played a variety of positions up front the previous season, but often looked overmatched during his time on the field.

Mike Remmers took over at the spot in 2015 and generally fared better as the Panthers went 15-1 in the regular season and advanced to the Super Bowl. He didn’t do as well in the Super Bowl itself, which may lead Carolina to look at other options and/or open up competition this offseason.

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1 Response to “Panthers release Nate Chandler”
  1. jgedgar70 says: Mar 7, 2016 4:10 PM

    He used to be on defensive line but switched sides in ’14 when we were so hard up for bodies we played Byron Bell at LT. Appreciate his efforts, but not much of a loss here.

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