Carolina Panthers Release Chris Gamble


In a decision that was only a matter of time, the Carolina Panthers have released cornerback Chris Gamble.

September 30, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) runs with the ball against Carolina Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble (20) during the first half at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Panthers 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Panthers are pursuing any and all options to clear up cap space and funds in order to renovate the Bank of America Stadium.

Gamble holds the record for the most interceptions with the Panthers at twenty-seven interceptions. He has spent nine seasons in Charlotte and has been a key leader on their defense.

Last season however, he did not force any fumbles or grab any interceptions. He did have fifteen combined tackles and seven assists. Granted injuries kept him off the field for nearly the whole season.

With Gamble aging, and injuries becoming more common, it’s no surprise Gamble is being cut from the team. The Panthers are in a tough situation and need to realize who is worth the price tag.

This opens the door for the Panthers to draft a cornerback in a late round of the NFL draft next month to replace Gamble.