Charles Godfrey DB CAR 1 Month

Godfrey played in Sunday's second preseason game and made three tackles (two solo) versus Kansas City.

Godfrey sat out Carolina's opener with a sore Achilles, but returned to action Sunday in his new nickel cornerback role. The converted safety played cornerback in college, but showed clear signs of rust in his first NFL game at the position Sunday. As such, Godfrey could use the Panthers' final two exhibition outings to gain valuable experience in his new role before the regular season kicks off.

Charles Godfrey DB CAR 4 Months

Rookie CB Bene Benwikere and former safety Charles Godfrey will compete for the slot corner duties in Carolina.

Godfrey is being moved to corner full time this season and will compete for an every-down role. Short of that, Godfrey will be expected to man the slot in nickel packages. He could get a run for his money from fifth-rounder Benwikere. Benwikere ran a slow 40 at the Combine but show impressive burst with a 40+ inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-2 broad jump. Both players should see defensive snaps this season.

Charles Godfrey DB CAR 4 Months

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said the team is moving Charles Godfrey to cornerback full-time.

Godfrey took a $4.25 million pay cut last week to keep his roster spot, and he's now going to be asked to cover the slot for the Panthers. Thomas DeCoud will handle free safety, while Roman Harper holds down the strong safety spot. Godfrey started 20-plus college games at corner for Iowa in the mid-2000s.

Charles Godfrey DB CAR 5 Months

Panthers FS Charles Godfrey has agreed to a pay cut.

Godfrey's base salary has been slashed from $5 million to $750,000. He can earn $1.7 million of it back via per-game roster bonuses. The move creates over $4 million in cap room for the cap-strapped Panthers. Godfrey is coming off a torn Achilles' and is expected to handle free safety and nickel corner duties.

Charles Godfrey DB CAR 6 Months

The Panthers are expected to use FS Charles Godfrey as a slot corner in Nickel packages.

Godfrey should open the season as the Panthers' starting free safety and will replace Captain Munnerlyn as the nickel back in sub-packages. He's currently set to count $7.1 million against the cap and is a candidate to restructure coming off an Achilles injury. Godfrey is unlikely to be a cap casualty because releasing him would leave $5 million in dead money. His status for OTAs remains questionable.

Charles Godfrey DB CAR 6 Months

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman was noncommittal on the status of FS Charles Godfrey's future with the team.

Gettleman said Godfrey, who tore his Achilles' in Week 2, has to get healthy first. He's currently counting $7.1 million against the cap, while releasing him would leave $5 million in dead money. If the Panthers add a safety in May's draft, they could skate by with a rookie and Roman Harper on the back end. The more likely scenario would be to try and get Godfrey to take a pay cut.

Charles Godfrey DB CAR 7 Months

ESPN Panthers Blogger David Newton considers FS Charles Godfrey a candidate to restructure his contract.

Godfrey appeared in just two games last season due to an Achilles injury and is set to count $7.1 million against the cap in 2014. Releasing Godfrey would leave $5 million in dead money, so the Panthers will almost certainly ask him to renegotiate or take a pay cut. With FS Mike Mitchell an impending free agent, Carolina's best option could be to bring back Godfrey on a restructured contract. Godfrey is signed through 2016, so the Panthers would save $2.1 million and free up future cap space by cutting him this offseason.

Charles Godfrey DB CAR 8 Months

Panthers FS Charles Godfrey has a 2014 cap number of $7.1 million.

Godfrey tore his Achilles' tendon in Week 2 and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. Mike Mitchell stepped in at free safety and proceeded to post a career year while picking off four passes. The problem with simply moving on from Godfrey is that he'd leave $5 million in dead money behind and Mitchell is an unrestricted free agent. It's a tricky call for the Panthers, who could end up asking Godfrey to renegotiate.

Charles Godfrey DB CAR Sep 17 '13

Panthers placed FS Charles Godfrey on injured reserve with a torn right Achilles' tendon, ending his season.

Godfrey suffered the torn Achilles during Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Bills. The Panthers are dealing with multiple injuries in the secondary, with Josh Norman (knee), Quintin Mikell (ankle), and Josh Thomas (concussion) all looking doubtful for Week 3. Mike Mitchell is a candidate to be moved over to free safety. Godfrey has a $5 million base salary in 2014 and will likely be asked to renegotiate in the offseason.

Charles Godfrey DB CAR Sep 16 '13

Panthers FS Charles Godfrey (Achilles') is out for the season.

Godfrey tore his right Achilles' tendon during Sunday's loss to the Bills. The injury costs the Panthers their most productive member of the secondary and its leader. They'll now have to roll with some combination of D.J. Moore or Colin Jones next to Mike Mitchell. Quintin Mikell is nursing an ankle injury. Due $5 million in 2014 base salary, Godfrey will be a renegotiation candidate.