The Carolina Panthers continue to unload some of the players that were overpaid under former general manager Marty Hurney.
ESPN reported Tuesday that linebacker James Anderson was released Tuesday. Anderson is a good player who got paid like a great one, and no longer had a role on the team. He received a five-year, $22 million contract two years ago.
Anderson's release could be a good sign for Jon Beason. There was some thought Beason could be cut, but Anderson's release is a sign the Panthers expect Beason and Thomas Davis to start on the outside, with Luke Kuechly at middle linebacker.
UPDATE: Anderson confirmed on Twitter that he has been released by the Panthers.
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