The Carolina Panthers have released left tackle Matt Kalil, the team announced Thursday.

The move comes after the team re-signed offensive address Daryl Williams to a one-year contract. The team also signed center Matt Paradis to your large scale contract.

Kalil missed all of last season with a knee injury. He started all 16 games at left tackle in 20 17, his very first season at Carolina after enrolling a five-year contract with the team being a free agent.

He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, who selected him fourth overall at the 2012 draft.

He had been a Pro Bowl selection in his rookie season and has started every one of the 82 games he has played at the .

The Panthers will save 7.25 million in the salary cap if they surpass him a post-June inch designation.