CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There had to be some balance to offset all the checks the Carolina Panthers were writing this week.
It came Friday with the release of defensive end Tyler Brayton.
Brayton, 31, a Pasco High School graduate, was one of six players let go as the Panthers continued to reshape their roster.
The University of Colorado product, an eight-year veteran, was due to make $3.5 million this season. He started 14 games last season and did not record a sack.
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"When you're aggressive, there's a structure in place that you have. We've been extremely aggressive the last few days and we have some other players at the position," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said.
"We have Charles (Johnson), we have Greg Hardy, Everette Brown and Eric Norwood and some young guys. We just felt like it was something if we were going to do, which we probably would, that this was the time to do it."