CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have cut Jake Delhomme, just over a year after they gave him a lucrative contract extension only to watch him have his worst season as a pro.
Agent Rick Smith confirmed the move late Thursday. It signals the Panthers intend to go with Matt Moore or someone new at quarterback for the first time since Delhomme burst onto the scene in 2003 and led Carolina to the Super Bowl.
After committing six turnovers in a playoff loss to end the 2008 season, Delhomme had 18 interceptions last year before being sidelined for the final five games with a broken finger.
The Panthers still owe the 35-year-old Delhomme about $12.5 million in guaranteed money.
Carolina also released veteran defensive tackle Damione Lewis.