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Ron Edwards | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 325
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (76) / BUF
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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, $8.25 million 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. Fri, Mar 1, 2013 01:35:00 PM

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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.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 10:27:00 PM

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 11 games before landing on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow. Carolina played better defense without him.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Panthers NT Ron Edwards is out for the season after dislocating 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.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 01:24:00 PM

Panthers NT Ron Edwards exited Monday night's game against the Eagles with an elbow injury.

Edwards was replaced in the lineup by Sione Fua, and Fua later forced a fumble against Eagles' running back Bryce Brown. Edwards has started every game this season.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 10:40:00 PM

Panthers NT Ron Edwards (triceps) will be 100 percent for training camp.

Edwards missed minicamp with a minor hamstring injury, but is 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.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 03:33:00 PM

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.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 09:01:00 AM

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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2011 06:16:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 11:59:00 AM

Panthers NT Ron Edwards is likely to miss the 2011 season after tearing his triceps in training camp.

It's a big blow to the Panthers. Edwards, signed to a three-year, $8.25 million contract last week, was supposed to add girth and run-stopping ability to a soft Carolina interior line. The Panthers will likely pursue an alternative, but the free agent market has been stripped thin. If they stay in-house, third-round rookie Sione Fua is the next best nose tackle option.
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 08:30:00 PM

Panthers agreed to terms with NT Ron Edwards on a three-year, $8.25 million contract.

Edwards was expected to be a priority for Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, but the Panthers came in and swiped him away. It's just as well. Edwards is a decent run defender, but the Chiefs have the cap space to make a serious run at Aubrayo Franklin -- a potential impact signing. The Panthers will hope Edwards turns out better than Tank Tyler, the last defensive tackle to go from Kansas City to Charlotte.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 10:26:00 AM

Free agent NT Ron Edwards is expected to be the Chiefs' "most immediate priority" to re-sign this offseason.

Edwards is an above average run defender, but the Chiefs need to start thinking about getting younger at the position. He turns 32 this summer, and wore down late last season despite only playing on early downs throughout the year. Kansas City could look at someone like Baylor NT Phil Taylor in round two.
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 10:43:00 AM

Chiefs NT Ron Edwards is expected to see reduced snaps in 2010.

Edwards went from a rotational lineman to a full-timer after the Chiefs traded Tank Tyler last October. The Chiefs have talked about Glenn Dorsey pitching in at nose tackle, but they'd prefer to keep him at end. A true 3-4 nose should be high on the list of draft needs this year.
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 01:11:00 PM

Chiefs agreed to terms DT Ron Edwards to a four-year contract worth between $7 million-$8 million.

Edwards started every game last season for the Chiefs. At 6-foot-3, 320 pounds, the former Bill is a 4-3 nose tackle, although he's never made a large impact since entering the league as a third-round pick in 2001.
Thu, Mar 15, 2007 02:40:00 PM

Free agent DT Ron Edwards visited with the Browns on Friday.

Edwards has nose-tackle size but isn't a difference maker.
Sat, Mar 3, 2007 09:20:00 AM

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