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Panthers expected to release Tre Boston, Stephen Weatherly and Michael Palardy

The Panthers have informed three veterans of their impending release, according to reports.

Carolina Panthers Training Camp Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The Panthers are continuing to make cuts to their 53-man roster by releasing veterans to clear up cap space. Safety Tre Boston, defensive end Stephen Weatherly and punter Michael Palardy are all being released, according to reports.

These moves will give the Panthers around $33.5 million in cap space, if the current projection of a $180 million salary cap holds. (For what it’s worth, that’s just the minimum, and it’s possible it could be more after the league sets the official cap.)

The only real surprise of the bunch is Tre Boston, who still had two years left on his deal. That’s probably why he will be designated as a post-June 1 cut to spread the dead cap over the next two years as opposed to eating all of it in 2021.

The Panthers have stated numerous times that they plan to be aggressive in their pursuit of a starting quarterback — and even attempted to acquire Matthew Stafford from the Lions before the Rams made a bigger offer — so these moves could be the beginning steps in their pursuit of current Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, a player the Panthers are reported to be attempting to acquire.

As always, stay tuned for more information on any further releases if/when they happen.