Dwan Edwards DL CAR 9 Months

Panthers DT Dwan Edwards was forced from Sunday's game against the Bucs with a leg injury, and will not return.

Edwards went down late in the second half. Colin Cole is now in opposite Star Lotulelei at defensive tackle.

Dwan Edwards DL CAR 11 Months

Panthers DT Dwan Edwards (hamstring) practiced on Thursday for the first time since Week 2.

"It's by no means 100 percent at all, but I wanted to go out there and feel and at least see what I was able to do," Edwards said. "At some point in time you got to see where you're at." Colin Cole has been starting in Edwards' place next to Star Lotulelei. Edwards hopes to play Sunday against the Rams.

Dwan Edwards DL CAR 11 Months

Panthers DT Dwan Edwards is not expected to play in Week 3 against the Giants due to a thigh injury.

Colin Cole is expected to get the start. Edwards graded out positively in run defense in Week 1 per Pro Football Focus, but was part of the problem as C.J. Spiller shredded the Panthers for 6.44 yards per carry last Sunday.

Dwan Edwards DL CAR Mar 22 '13

Panthers re-signed DT Dwan Edwards.

Edwards turns 32 in May, but showed in 2012 that he has gas left in the tank. His six sacks were the most by a Panthers defensive tackle in a decade. Edwards' return gives some credibility to a Carolina interior line that is annually among the NFL's worst. They need to continue to add talent in April's draft.

Dwan Edwards DL CAR Mar 22 '13

The Dolphins are hosting free agent DT Dwan Edwards on Friday.

Edwards has a one-year, $1.5 million offer on the table from the Panthers, but he's looking for more. A penetrating, three-technique tackle, Edwards would be a starter in Carolina. He'd back up Randy Starks and Paul Soliai in Miami.

Dwan Edwards DL CAR Mar 19 '13

There has been no movement in negotiations between the Panthers and free agent DT Dwan Edwards.

The Panthers made Edwards a one-year, $1.5 million offer last week. He says he has a two-year deal on the table from another team and is inclined to take it if Carolina doesn't up the ante. Edwards, 32 in May, posted 6.5 sacks as a 4-3 tackle last season.

Dwan Edwards DL CAR Mar 14 '13

The Panthers have offered free agent DT Dwan Edwards a one-year deal.

Edwards is reportedly weighing "several contract offers," and one team is said to have been a playoff team last year. The one-year offer isn't expected to be enough to woo him back to Carolina, after Edwards recorded 6.5 sacks last season. The Panthers view him as a priority, but they have no money.

Dwan Edwards DL CAR Feb 28 '13

Free agent DT Dwan Edwards says he would like to re-sign with the Panthers.

The Panthers have already reached out to Edwards, so there's mutual interest. The 32-year-old said he enjoyed playing on the interior in the 4-3 after being a 3-4 end earlier in his career. Edwards should come relatively cheap.

Dwan Edwards DL CAR Feb 21 '13

The Panthers have reached out to free agent DT Dwan Edwards about a new contract.

Edwards was Carolina's lone effective interior defensive lineman in 2012, and new GM Dave Gettleman is on board with trying to retain him. Going on age 32, Edwards should not be a highly coveted free agent if he hits the market.

Dwan Edwards DL CAR Dec 15 '12

Panthers DT Dwan Edwards (wrist) has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Chargers.

Edwards hasn't returned to practice since missing Week 14 and is out indefinitely. The Panthers will also be without Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and Geoff Hangartner (foot) for Sunday's game. Hangartner's absence means the struggling Jeff Byers will make his first start since being benched in Week 11.