The Panthers restructured the contract of running back Christian McCaffrey on Tuesday, the team announced. The simple contract restructure clears $5.5 million in salary cap space, per multiple reports.
McCaffrey has missed 23 games the past two seasons because of ankle, hamstring and shoulder injuries. He signed a contract extension through 2025 ahead of the 2020 season and was set to make $8.4 million this year with a cap hit of over $14.3 million.
McCaffrey, 25, led the NFL with 403 touches for 2,392 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2019 while earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.