The Panthers have released starting defensive tackle Ron Edwards in a move that frees up $2.5 million in salary cap space.|||||||
Edwards started 11 games in 2012, recording 16 tackles and one sack before an elbow injury ended his season. Edwards missed all over 2011 with a torn triceps after signing with Carolina. Edwards has played in 139 games with 96 starts, recording 239 tackles and 16.5 sacks.
Coach Ron Rivera says the Panthers have placed starting defensive tackle Ron Edwards on injured reserve with a dislocated left elbow and running back Jonathan Stewart could miss some time with a high ankle sprain. Both players were injured in Carolina's 30-22 win over Philadelphia on Monday night.|||||||
Edwards, a 12-year NFL veteran, started all 11 games for the Panthers this season and has 14 tackles and one sack. His statistics don't are not an indication of his full value to the Panthers. He often commands double-team blocks in the middle. Carolina signed defensive tackle Frank Kearse from the practice squad, but Rivera wouldn't say who'll start in Edwards' spot this Sunday at Kansas City.
Coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Edwards would miss a few days of practice after hyperextending his right knee in practice Thursday night.|||||||
Edwards spent last season on injured reserve with a triceps injury.
The Panthers placed Edwards on injured reserve and replaced him with free agent defensive tackle DelJuan Robinson, who played 27 games with three starts in three seasons with the Houston Texans.|||||||
Edwards, who received a three-year, $8.5 million contract extension, tore his triceps in his first practice with the team Aug. 4. It was expected at the time the Panthers would place him on injured reserve.
Edwards has a torn triceps muscle.|||||||
The injury occurred during practice Thursday. It was not immediately known how long Edwards might be out.