are semi-rare compared to some other sports Matt Paradis Jersey 2019 , but they aren’t outside the realm of possibility. At this point in the season, several teams see their playoff hopes slipping away and might be more likely to look toward setting themselves up for the future. The Oakland Raiders made such a move yesterday, trading away Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys and getting a first round pick in return.The Carolina Panthers currently sit at 4-2 on the year, and are very much in playoff contention. To have success, one of the issues that needs correcting is being able to consistently generate a pass rush on defense. While the team as a whole is in the high middle of the pack in overall sacks, it has been very feast or famine for the defensive line. Also, looking forward, it is almost certain that this will be Julius Pepper’s final year in uniform.To shore up that area of the defense, and to give the Panthers a very good (sometimes elite) edge rusher, you have to look at teams who have a reason to give away such a talent. For me, there is only one real target that will move the needle and get the Panthers over the edge Blue Eric Reid Jersey , and that is to acquire Calais Campbell from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Let me tell you why:The upside for JacksonvilleThe current track for the Jaguars is not a good one. They have major issues offensively, and the defense has also appeared to take a big step back from their dominant form last season. They currently sit at 3-4 and have lost their last three. The quarterback situation is a disaster, and Leonard Fournette is slated to miss even more time. Once this season is over, Calais Campbell could very much be someone granted his outright release. His contract is structured in such a way that it is fully guaranteed for the remainder of this year, but he can be released next season with a $3 million dead cap hit.Working a trade for him now gets you something for your trouble instead of just an outright cut that doesn’t benefit you in any way. I’d estimate fair value for a player his age, and with his contract, to be a third or fourth round pick, as the receiving team will also be getting a player they could theoretically release at the end of this year. Yes, it absolutely hurts your defense, but if the Jaguars take another loss next week, this could be a shrewd move just before the October 30th trade deadline.The upside for CarolinaOn the field Eric Reid Jersey 2019 , the Panthers get one of the historically best defensive linemen in the NFL. His play has not been quite as amazing this year as in past years, but as recently as last season, he was one of the absolute best. He still can be the best, and coming to a winning team on a playoff track tends to motivate a guy. His addition has an immediate impact, certainly dialing up the pressure the Panthers can generate, as well as granting Julius Peppers a more situational role where he’ll thrive. On top of that, Campbell has been known to play every position on the line, which surely appeals to Ron Rivera and Eric Washington.Salary cap considered, the Panthers take on no risk outside his current year contract. Should the Panthers want to keep him after the season, he does have two more years left on the deal, but they will not be guaranteed thanks to the trade. He could be restructured Blue Ian Thomas Jersey , kept on his current deal, or just be a one year rental, as cap space allows. He is currently 32 years old, and is going to be effective for a while yet, though is no longer in his absolute prime.The priceJacksonville would certainly want a draft pick in return unless they are eyeing one of our skill position players on offense. A third round pick is probably the highest I personally would go for a guy above 30 on a high priced deal that likely needs to be restructured to get a multi-year benefit.Is it feasibly possible under the current cap situation?It will take significant maneuvering. Assuming a trade after week 8 and before the deadline, the Panthers would be on the hook for half of Campbell’s remaining guaranteed salary, which totals $7.5 million. The Panthers are currently right up against the salary cap wall according to Spotrac. This is a situation where a trade with an immediate restructure could be in play, or a significant restructure to other current player salaries. The Panthers could kick the can down the line quite a bit, and in the NFL, money maneuvering always seems to be possible with the right incentive.Would Marty Hurney do it?History suggests that Marty Hurney is not afraid to send picks to acquire needed talent. The most notable example is Greg Olsen, who was a much younger player Ian Thomas Jersey 2019 , and was had for a third round pick. Probably the greatest trade in our franchise history. The better question is, do the Panthers see the need for a better pass rush to take us on a deep run? Ron Rivera has commented already that the pass rush is rounding into form and will probably make another late season surge. Would YOU do it? The signing of Daryl Williams likely prompted the team to terminate the contract of the much maligned offensive lineman before they owed him another dime." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteCat Scratch Readera Carolina Panthers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsAboutPanthersOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomCarolina Panthers release offensive tackle Matt KalilNew,403commentsThe signing of Daryl Williams likely prompted the team to terminate the contract of the much maligned offensive lineman before they owed him another dime.EDTShareTweetShareShareCarolina Panthers release offensive tackle Matt KalilBob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsUPDATE: This move is now official, per the team Twitter feed. And yes, it is designated as a post June-1st cut.Per Ian Rapoport on Twitter, the Carolina Panthers upon finalizing the contract for Daryl Williams this afternoon have released offensive tackle Matt Kalil.The writing was pretty much on the wall since yesterday that this move was incoming, but some reports earlier today (ironically from the same source) indicated that might not be the case.Still, if I understand the situation correctly (and it is a complicated one), from a cap perspective even though the $7 million salary was not going to become guaranteed because he has not yet passed a physical, he was still going to be guaranteed an additional $1 million dollars just for existing by the end of the day today. Rather than let even that happen, Marty Hurney pulled the trigger on cutting the bait Womens Brian Burns Jersey , line, and sinker since it was already wrapped around the pier anyway.I still think we would have been better off keeping him on the roster due to the amount of dead money we were going to incur either way, but now the move is made and at the very least, we can stop dwelling on Matt Kalil in about five days or so. Anyway, pour one sip out for Ryan Kalil’s lil bro in your celebrating tonight.