Kurt Coleman is suddenly looking for work.

The Carolina Panthers have released the veteran safety the team announced Monday.

The move opens up $2.65 million in cap space, with the rest of Coleman's $5.25 million hit absorbed in dead cash.

The Panthers also parted ways with longtime defensive end Charles Johnson. Drafted in 2007 out of Georgia, Johnson ranks second all-time in franchise history in sacks and forced fumbles behind Julius Peppers. Johnson saw a diminished role on defense in 2017 and was a healthy scratch for the Panthers' playoff game against the Saints.