Panthers release Kalil, re-sign Williams

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 26: Offensive tackle Matt Kalil #75, center Tyler Larsen #69, offensive guard Andrew Norwell #68 and teammates take the field before playing against the New York Jets during the first quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty […]

The Carolina Panthers have released offensive tackle Matt Kalil and re-signed offensive tackle Daryl Williams to a one-year, $7 million contract.

Kalil missed last season with a knee injury. The post-June 1 designation saves the team $7.25 million in salary cap space.

Kalil, who played his first five seasons with Minnesota, started every game for Carolina in 2017.

Williams, a second-team All-Pro in 2017, played only one game in 2018 due to a knee injury. He was a fourth-round pick by the Panthers in 2015. He has played in 40 games, including 29 starts.

— Reporting by Charles Odum.

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