Luke Kuechly officially hits reserve/retired list

AP

Linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement some time ago, but the Panthers waited to formally move him off the roster on Tuesday.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kuechly has been placed on the reserve/retired list. Kuechly could come off that list at any point in the future and the Panthers will retain his rights.

The Panthers waited until after June 1 to make the move in order to spread out Kuechly’s remaining cap hit over the next two years rather than taking all of the dead money this season.

Kuechly will now account for $4.7 million in cap space this season rather than over $11 million. The rest will hit the cap next year.

2 responses to “Luke Kuechly officially hits reserve/retired list

  1. Taking the year off like Gronk, join a freight train team, retire again.. See you in 2021 Luke!

  2. Great player retiring at the right time. He will not come back.

    Grind on the other hand won’t even be a top 10 TE this season. Too old and too banged up. Will also be a few steps slower. Dumb move by TB to bring him on.

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