GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 01: Cornerback Chris Gamble #20 of the Carolina Panthers during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Panthers defeated the Cardinals 34-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Carolina Panthers announced today that they have released cornerback Chris Gamble.
Gamble, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury and only played in four games last season, was scheduled to count $10.95 million against the salary cap.
The Panthers move comes one day before teams are allowed to start talking to free agents, so you could see where this is going. In cutting Gamble, they'll also save $7.9 million under this year's cap.
Gamble, a Panther his entire NFL career, was selected 28th overall in the 2004 draft out of Ohio State.
"I appreciate the contributions of Chris during my first two years as head coach and to the organization for many years," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said, via USA Today. "He always handled things the right way and we wish him the best."