Muhsin Muhammad was released by Carolina on Friday, after the Panthers were unable to come to terms with the All-Pro receiver.
The Panthers had been trying to re-negotiate Muhammad’s contract because his current deal would have counted more than $12 million against the salary cap in the coming season.
But talks between the Panthers and Muhammad’s agent broke down earlier this week and Carolina was forced to release him before he was due a $10 million roster bonus on March 1.
“The efforts to get a contract extension on Muhsin were unsuccessful and we have decided to release him,” general manager Marty Hurney said. “Muhsin has been a valuable member of our team and we appreciate everything he has done for the Panthers.”
Muhammad holds all of Carolina’s receiving records with 578 catches for 7,751 yards receiving. He shares the team record for touchdowns with Wesley Walls at 44.
That leaves Steve Smith and Keary Colbert as the Panthers’ top two receivers. John Fox better hope they stay healthy next season…