News: Godfrey will be released by the Panthers on Tuesday, ESPN reports.
Impact: Godfrey has spent his entire seven-year career with the Panthers, but upon tearing his Achilles in Week 2 of last season, the veteran has been reduced to a reserve role. In fact, Godfrey was moved from free safety to the Panthers' nickel cornerback position this offseason, only to have rookie fifth-rounder Bene Benwikere displace him on the depth chart in advance of Week 1. With his time in Carolina now over, the 28-year-old Godfrey should garner a decent amount of interest on the free-agent market.
News: Head coach Ron Rivera said he received word from the NFL that Kuechly should not have been ejected from last Sunday's game against the Packers for inadvertent contact with an official, and he will not be fined, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Kuechly was tossed with 1:39 left in the third quarter after pushing away a referee who was holding him back from a scuffle. It appeared pretty clearly that Kuechly thought it was another player and was trying to get his arm away, but he was ejected nonetheless. Kuechly should be available for this Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
News: The Panthers announced they've released longtime defensive back Charles Godfrey and signed guard Chris Scott.
Impact: Godfrey joined the Panthers as a third-round draft pick in 2008 and played in 82 games with 75 starts. Godfrey, 28, had worked his way back from a torn Achilles tendon in 2013, playing in seven games with one start this season. However, Carolina's secondary has struggled, allowing 15 touchdown passes.