Why Panthers’ defensive tackle Kawann Short may not be back next season

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short knows the NFL is a business. He knows that even though he has been with the Panthers since he was drafted in 2013, they could release him at any moment. He’s an aging player, has missed 27 games in the past two seasons with season-ending shoulder injuries, and he’ll be 32 next month. “We’re all grown here, so you know what it is,” Short said last week. “It’s a ‘what-can-you-do-for-me-now,’ type of business.” That, and Short’s salary cap number for the 2021 season is why he may not return next year. Short, who is the oldest player on the Panthers’…

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