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Panthers drop Dwan Edwards

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Dwan Edwards #92 of the Carolina Panthers during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Getty Images

Thursday has brought a pair of changes to the Panthers defensive line.

Shortly after announcing the release of defensive end Charles Johnson, the Panthers announced that they have also released defensive tackle Dwan Edwards. Edwards was set to make $1.6 million in salary and a roster bonus this season and the Panthers get all of that back under the cap, although there is $500,000 in dead money as a result of the move.

Edwards was a second-round pick by the Ravens in 2004 and spent the first six years of his career in Baltimore before moving on to Buffalo for two years. He signed with the Panthers in 2012 and started 17 games his first two seasons before moving into a backup role behind Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei in the interior of the line.

With Kyle Love headed for free agency, the Panthers will need to restock their depth behind the two starters.

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5 Responses to “Panthers drop Dwan Edwards”
  1. thekingcoleman says: Mar 3, 2016 12:08 PM

    Dave Gentleman is serious about keeping the Panthers in stable financial condition and I like it.

  2. atlfan31833 says: Mar 3, 2016 12:16 PM

    One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. I sure hope Atlanta can pick up a couple of these guys getting cut. He, Charles Johnson, and Chris Long would be HUGE upgrades for the Falcons!!!!!!!!!

  3. motsuret06 says: Mar 3, 2016 2:06 PM

    Both of last years starting defensive ends are gone along with backup Edwards. I guess Gettleman is going with a youth movement. We shall see how that works out.

  4. pantherpro says: Mar 3, 2016 2:11 PM

    Whatever Falcons you’re still our B

  5. atlfan31833 says: Mar 3, 2016 7:32 PM

    Only recently…btw how did that regular season loss taste? We’ll see how much longer the panthers can keep things going. Scam is going to be distracted with all of those commercials and Nickelodeon show. Maybe the kids can teach him how to accept loses better

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