New CBS NFL Studio analyst Bart Scott joined Jay Mohr Sports. We asked him why the Panthers would release their Pro-Bowl WR Steve Smith.

Mohr: The Panthers released Steve Smith…why not ask him to restructure his contract?

Scott: Because you want to move forward you need guys that are going to be there for a while and they got to spend a lot of money to retain Greg Hardy, they got to spend lot money trying to get the “Kracken”. That’s going to cost money and your taking about a premier D end that guy that’s going to get sacks. What happens when you’re a team like Carolina or a team trying to make that step to next level guys are not going to give you a discount.