Carolina Panthers Roster Cuts Candidates: Odds For Top Names

Carolina Panthers Roster Cuts Candidates: Odds For Top Names
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Few NFL teams have been as disastrous on the gridirons of the 32-team league over the last few years than the Carolina Panthers, who haven’t made the postseason since 2017 and are coming off a 2-15 campaign that saw them finish with the worst record in the league. It's fair to say the confidence in the Panthers playoff chances is at an all-time low.

Still, first-time head coach Dave Canales must find a way to get 53 men across the grind of the summer so Carolina can take part in their Week 1 opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 8 in the Big Easy.  

To do so, Canales and his staff will have to make some uncomfortable roster cuts over the summer, with a handful of veterans likely to find themselves out of a job by the time camp breaks in August.  
 
With the post-June 1st deadline allowing teams to cut players and save more salary, BetCarolina.com used our North Carolina sports betting experts to develop hypothetical odds of players to be cut from the Panthers roster prior to the 2024 NFL season. Only players over $1 million in cap hit were included.  

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Panthers Roster Cuts Odds

You may want to hold off on any futures bets on North Carolina sports betting apps with the players listed below. These are the Panthers we believe have the best chances of getting cut from the team.

Player 

Cap Hit 

Savings (If Cut) 

Odds To Be Cut 

% Chance To Be Cut 

RB Miles Sanders 

$7.6M 

$200K 

+175 

36.4% 

TE Ian Thomas 

$3.7M 

$0 

+600 

14.3% 

K Eddy Pineiro 

$2.5M 

$1.8M 

-250 

71.4% 

WR Terrace Marshall Jr. 

$1.8M 

$1.4M 

+250 

28.6% 

TE Stephen Sullivan 

$1.0M 

$1.0M 

-525 

84.0% 

Which Panthers Are Most Likely To Not Make The Cut?

Right now, it looks like the top candidate to be cut from the Panthers’ 53-man roster is sixth-year running back Miles Sanders, who carries a salary cap hit of $7.6 million in 2024, with the club having a shot at saving $200,000 if they cut and run before the league’s deadline.  

Sanders has excelled for much of his career, with 4,140 yards and 21 touchdowns (and an approximate value of 34) in 73 NFL games, but has struggled in Charlotte, with 432 yards in five starts last season, earning 3 AV on his four-year, $25.4 million contract he signed with Carolina back on March 15, 2023.  

That’s why Sanders is one of our top picks to be cut this summer, at +175, ranking behind tight end Stephen Sullivan (-525) and kicker Eddy Pineiro (-250) and finishing ahead of wideout Terrace Marshall Jr. (+250) and tight end Ian Thomas (+600).  

When broken down by a given player’s salary cap hit, Sanders would carry the largest total ($7.6 million), ahead of Thomas ($3.7 million), Pineiro ($2.5 million), Marshall ($1.8 million) and Sullivan ($1 million).  

Of the five, Pineiro would provide the biggest savings for the Panthers if he’s cut, at $1.8 million, followed by Marshall at $1.4 million, Sullivan ($1 million) and Sanders ($200,000).  

Regardless of which Carolina players find themselves out of a job, there’s bound to be several that are not on the team’s final roster once the summer wraps up, spelling out the brutal nature of the NFL’s win-now culture and the constraints that come from only having 53 roster spots to build around in a given season.  

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetCarolina.com specializing in covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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