Panthers bring back offensive lineman Chris Scott

AP

The Panthers lopped a big number off their salary cap this morning, and followed up by adding a much smaller one back on.

The team announced they had brought back reserve offensive lineman Chris Scott on a one-year deal.

Scott was set to become an unrestricted free agent next week, but found a comfortable niche with the Panthers. He started eight games for them in 2013, and filled in for them as a reserve in 21 games the last two years.

Originally a fifth-round pick of the Steelers, he has also spent time with the Bills.

The Panthers are likely to try to bring back some of their own guys, after saving $11 million worth of salary cap room when they released defensive end Charles Johnson earlier today.