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Complete list of Panthers 2024 free agents


CHARLOTTE — At the conclusion of the 2023 season, the Panthers now have 21 players eligible for unrestricted free agency.

That group includes two of the team's top defensive players in Brian Burns and Frankie Luvu, and some key special teams players, including Sam Franklin Jr. and JJ Jansen.

The franchise tag exists as a possibility for Burns, while the Panthers will have significant cap room this offseason to work on needs across the roster, particularly on offense.

Here's a look at the complete list of players whose contracts expire after the season:


T David Sharpe (Reportedly agreed with Houston on Mar. 13)
G Gabe Jackson
G Justin McCray
WR DJ Chark
WR Laviska Shenault (Agreed to terms with Seattle on Apr. 2)
DE DeShawn Williams (Signed with Buffalo on Mar. 28)
DE Henry Anderson
DE Chris Wormley
OLB Brian Burns (Franchise tagged on Mar. 5) (Reportedly traded to the Giants on Mar. 11)
OLB Marquis Haynes
OLB Yetur Gross-Matos (Reportedly agreed with San Francisco on Mar. 11)
LB Frankie Luvu (Reportedly agreed with Washington on Mar. 11)
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Agreed to terms with Minnesota on Mar. 20)
LB Deion Jones
LB Tae Davis (Agreed to terms Mar. 29)
CB C.J. Henderson (Agreed to terms with Houston Mar. 21)
CB Troy Hill (Agreed to terms Mar. 13)
CB Shaquill Griffin (Agreed to terms with Minnesota Mar. 19)
S Jeremy Chinn (Reportedly agreed with Washington on Mar. 12)
S Sam Franklin Jr. (Agreed to terms on Mar. 27)
LS JJ Jansen (Re-signed Mar. 11)

TE Giovanni Ricci (Not tendered, agreed to terms with Cleveland Mar. 13)
TE Stephen Sullivan (Re-signed Jan. 8)
WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette (Agreed to terms on Mar. 12)

RB Raheem Blackshear (Tendered on Mar. 13)
DE LaBryan Ray (Re-signed Jan. 8)
DT Nick Thurman (Re-signed Jan. 8)

* 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.

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