3 Former Panthers Who Still Can't Find a Job in 2024 Free Agency

The Carolina Panthers addressed both sides of the ball in free agency this offseason. However, there are still a few players still searching for a new team this coming season.
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The Carolina Panthers have made a lot of moves this offseason on both sides of the ball in hopes of improving from a terrible two-win 2023 season.

During the first week of NFL free agency, the Panthers shockingly traded star pass rusher Brian Burns. But Carolina has done a tremendous job of shoring up a beleaguered offensive line while adding low-cost free agents at all three levels of the defense.

The Panthers should be a better team on paper in 2024 based on their current roster and the players they will add in next month’s draft. However, several former Carolina players are still searching for their next opportunity with the offseason quieting down ahead of the NFL draft.

1. D.J. Chark

The 27-year-old wide receiver is surprisingly still a free agent after scoring five touchdowns last season with the Carolina Panthers (tied for second-most in his career). Chark was a solid WR2 in Carolina despite the passing game needing more consistency with rookie QB Bryce Young.

The 6-foot-3 wide receiver recorded 35 receptions (66 targets) for 525 yards. Chark also had an aDOT of 15.4, which was the second-highest of his career. Spotrac projected the former LSU wide receiver to get a one-year, $10.9 million deal in free agency.

However, his free-agent market has been quiet as guys such as Tyler Boyd, Odell Beckham Jr., and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are still searching for new homes. 

Nonetheless, Carolina fans shouldn’t expect the veteran pass catcher to return as the Panthers have Diontae Johnson, Adam Thielen, and Jonathan Mingo. And not to mention, the team could address the position in the draft, which is loaded this year.