After the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, all 32 teams officially entered the offseason and started plotting how they could position themselves for a shot at Super Bowl XLIX. Shutdown Corner will look at the offseason blueprint for each of the 32 NFL teams, presenting one team a day (using the 2014 draft order, starting with the Houston Texans and finishing with the Seahawks), leading you right up to the start of free agency on March 11.
2013 record: 12-4
Projected current salary-cap space (according to OverTheCap.com): $7.1 million under the cap
Key free agents: G Travelle Wharton, CB Captain Munnerlyn, S Quintin Mikell, S Mike Mitchell, WR Brandon LaFell, WR Ted Ginn
Possible salary-cap casualties: WR Steve Smith, S Charles Godfrey
Draft situation: Carolina has the 28th overall pick, and one pick in every round. It traded its seventh-round pick, but gained another seventh-round pick in a trade with the Giants.
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