The Panthers released Edwards on Thursday, the team's official site reports. In four seasons with the Panthers, Edwards played an important role in the defensive tackle rotation, yet he logged just 34 percent of the defensive snaps in 2015, picking up one sack among 14 tackles in 12 games. Considering the 34-year-old's salary would have amounted to $2.1 million for the upcoming campaign, general manager Dave Gettleman will instead scour free agency or the draft to restock the defensive front.
Edwards (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins. Edwards will see his first live action since a Week 6 matchup in Seattle. The 34-year-old has six combined tackles on the year and is expected to serve in a reserve capacity.
Edwards (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Titans. Edwards has missed three consecutive games due to the ailment and has yet to practice fully, so it's not overly surprising that he's sitting again Sunday.
Edwards (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans. The defensive tackle has missed the last three games with a high ankle sprain. Head coach Ron Rivera said Edwards has made progress but there is still some concern when it comes to his ankle injury. While he did return to practice this week, Edwards saw limited action. If he is cleared to play Sunday, he'll bolster the Panther's defensive tackle depth, playing behind Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei.
Edwards (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday. After missing the Panthers' last three games due to a high ankle sprain, Edwards fulfilled the expectation that he would return to practice this week, logging limited appearances both Wednesday and Thursday. If he returns Sunday at Tennessee, he'll bolster the team's depth at defensive tackle.