Ron Edwards DL CAR 9 Months
Panthers released NT Ron Edwards.
The move clears roughly $1.67 million in cap space. It could be seen coming from a mile away for a player who signed a three-year deal after the lockout. Edwards missed all of 2011 with a torn triceps, and was limited to 11 games last season by a dislocated elbow. Going on 34, Edwards wasn't productive when he took the field. He'll have a rough go of it in free agency.
Ron Edwards DL CAR 9 Months
The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person says the Panthers "will cut" NT Ron Edwards.
Carolina is currently around $9 million over the cap, and releasing Edwards would clear about $2.5 million. The Panthers want to re-sign Dwan Edwards, and they will look to replace Ron through either the draft or free agency.
Ron Edwards DL CAR 10 Months
Panthers NT Ron Edwards could be a salary cap casualty.
It's painfully obvious that Edwards is going to get cut. The Panthers are up against the cap, and Edwards is due a little over $2.5 million in the final year of his deal. Plus, he wasn't all that good in the 11 games he played in before landing on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow.
Ron Edwards DL CAR Nov 27 '12
Panthers NT Ron Edwards is out for the season after dislocated his elbow in Monday night's game.
He will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, with Frank Kearse promoted from the practice squad to take his roster spot. The 33-year-old had been playing on early downs but was below average in run defense. Sione Fua should take over as the starter inside. It's not a major downgrade.
Ron Edwards DL CAR Jun 16 '12
Panthers NT Ron Edwards (triceps) will be 100 percent for training camp.
Edwards was forced to miss minicamp with a minor hamstring injury, but is completely recovered from the arm injury that cost him all of 2011. "We just felt he's a veteran guy, he didn't need to come out and kill himself," coach Ron Rivera said. Edwards should be returning to a starting job.
Ron Edwards DL CAR Feb 24 '12
Coach Ron Rivera expects the bulk of his team's defensive improvement to come via the return of injured players.
NT Ron Edwards, MLB Jon Beason, WLB Thomas Davis, and DTs Sione Fua and Terrell McClain are all expected back, though Davis will have to take a major pay cut. The Panthers are expected to target defensive tackle and cornerback early in April's draft.
Ron Edwards DL CAR Aug 11 '11
Panthers placed NT Ron Edwards (triceps) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Edwards' torn triceps will require surgery, necessitating a lengthy recovery. He signed a three-year, $8.25 million just days before suffering the injury. The Panthers will revisit that commitment in 2012. Corvey Irvin and Sione Fua currently sit atop the Panthers' depth chart at defensive tackle. Deljuan Robinson, formerly of the Texans, was signed to take Edwards' roster spot.
Ron Edwards DL CAR Aug 08 '11
Panthers NT Ron Edwards will have surgery on his torn triceps.
No decision has been made yet on whether Edwards will land on injured reserve, but it appears likely. The Panthers gave up 123.8 yards per game on the ground last season and figure to struggle up the gut once again.