At the conclusion of the 2021 season, the Panthers will have 22 players eligible for unrestricted free agency.
That includes some of the team's biggest names, including quarterback Cam Newton, cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Donte Jackson, and outside linebacker Haason Reddick. They're able to hit the market at 4 p.m. on March 16.
Here's a look at the complete list of players whose contracts expire after the season.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
- RB Ameer Abdullah (signed with Las Vegas Raiders)
- S Juston Burris (re-signed 3/24)
- LB Jermaine Carter Jr.
- S Sean Chandler (Agreed to terms on 3/15)
- P Lachlan Edwards
- WR Alex Erickson
- CB Stephon Gilmore
- K Zane Gonzalez (re-signed 3/9)
- DE Marquis Haynes Sr. (re-signed 3/15)
- CB Donte Jackson (re-signed 3/19)
- LS J.J. Jansen (re-signed 2/9)
- DT DaQuan Jones (Agreed to terms with the Bills on 3/16)
- LB Frankie Luvu (re-signed 2/17)
- CB Rashaan Melvin
- G John Miller
- QB Cam Newton
- C Matt Paradis
- OLB Haason Reddick (Agreed to terms with the Eagles on 3/16)
- T Trent Scott
- LB Julian Stanford (re-signed 3/9)
- TE Ian Thomas (re-signed 2/25)
- WR Brandon Zylstra (Agreed to terms on 3/16)
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS
*Players become unrestricted free agents if they have four or more accrued seasons when their contract expires. Restricted free agents have three accrued seasons, and exclusive rights free agents have two or fewer accrued seasons. The Panthers can tender a contract and then match any offer made by another team to their restricted free agents, while exclusive rights free agents will either be offered and accept a contract from the Panthers or not be offered a contract and become a free agent.