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.
Edwards (ankle) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Edwards has been sidelined for the Panthers' past three games due to a high ankle sprain, so his expected return to the fold should provide nice depth behind starting defensive tackles Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei.
The Panthers re-signed defensive tackle Dwan Edwards to a two-year deal, reports the Charlotte Observer. The 33-year-old played in every game last season, recording 40 tackles, four sacks and an interception.
Carolina earlier re-signed another veteran defensive tackle, 34-year-old Colin Cole.
Panthers defensive tackles Dwan Edwards (knee) and Kawann Short (ankle) are active for the game at Philadelphia after being listed as probable on the injury report.
The Panthers have listed three players as probable to play in Week 10's Monday-night game against the Eagles: wide receiver Philly Brown (concussion) and defensive tackles Dwan Edwards (knee) and Kawann Short (ankle).
Short and Edwards had been limited in practice on Thursday and Friday, but all three players were able to practice in full Saturday. The Panthers will be without two players, guard Trai Turner and cornerback Bene Benwikere, but have no players listed as doubtful or even questionable to play in Week 10.
The Panthers listed a lengthy injury report on Friday, which included five players on the report due to non-injury related reasons leading up to Sunday's Week 7 clash at Green Bay. Those players were defensive tackle Colin Cole, linebacker Thomas Davis, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, safety Roman Harper and defensive end Charles Johnson. They were all deemed probable for the game.
Meanwhile, running back DeAngelo Williams (ankle), running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh), guard Amini Silatolu (calf), linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) and cornerback Bene' Benwikere (ankle) all did not practice Friday and were ruled doubtful for Sunday.
Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) and running back Darrin Reaves (calf) were the only two players deemed questionable. Running back Jonathan Stewart (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) and cornerback Josh Norman (concussion) were all ruled probable for Sunday's game.
Several Panthers who were listed as probable are active for Sunday Night Football against Pittsburgh. They include running back Mike Tolbert (chest), offensive tackles Garry Williams (hip), Nate Chandler (toe) and Byron Bell (toe), defensive tackle Colin Cole (not injury-related), linebacker Thomas Davis (hip) and defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (back).
The Panthers listed three players from the defensive side of the ball on the injury report for Week 3 against the Steelers, but are expected to have all of them available for Sunday's game.
Defensive linemen Colin Cole (non-injury related) and Dwan Edwards (back), as well as linebacker Thomas Davis (hip) are all probable for Week 3.
Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards recorded the team's first sack of the season Sunday afternoon against Tampa Bay. Edwards got to Josh McCown on a third down early in the first quarter to stall Tampa Bay's drive. It was his only tackle of the afternoon in his team's 20-14 victory.
Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards was ruled active for Sunday's contest against the Jets in Week 15. Edwards was listed as "non-injury" on the injury report this week. He has 13 total tackles (nine solo) on the year.
Panthers OL Nate Chandler, DT Dwan Edwards, OL Jordan Gross, OL Chris Scott, LB Jordan Senn and OL Travelle Wharton are probable Week 15 against the Jets.
All six players missed practice Wednesday, but returned to full practice Thursday. Edwards, Gross and Wharton are listed as "non-injury" on the report.
Several Panthers who were probable on the injury report are active for the game at New Orleans, including defensive end Charles Johnson (knee), offensive tackles Jordan Gross (non-injury related) and Nate Chandler (knee), defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (non-injury related), tight end Ben Hartsock (knee) and guard Travelle Wharton (non-injury related).
Johnson leads the team with 8 1/2 sacks.
Panthers OL Nate Chandler, DT Dwan Edwards, OL Jordan Gross, TE Ben Hartsock, DE Charles Johnson, LB Jordan Senn and OL Travelle Wharton are probable Week 14 against the Saints.
Hartsock and Johnson were the only two players limited in practice Thursday. All seven were able to fully participate in practice Friday.
The Panthers generated some pass rush along the defensive line in Week 12 against the Dolphins, thanks to Mario Addison and Dwan Edwards. Both players came up with a sack in the 20-16 win, giving Edwards 3 sacks and Addison 1 1/2 on the season.
Four Panthers listed on the injury report are active for Monday's game vs. New England: left tackle Jordan Gross, running back Mike Tolbert, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (hamstring) and cornerback Drayton Florence (groin). Gross and Tolbert were probable with non-injury related isuses.
Panthers defensive lineman Dwan Edwards (hamstring) was able to get through practice Saturday, and is officially probable for Week 11 against the Patriots.