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March 18, 2013

No progress in Edwards' negotiations


There has been no movement in the contract negotiations between the Panthers and defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, who said last week Carolina offered him a 1-year deal.

According to a league source, the offer was $1.5 million, which is what Edwards made last season when he finished with six sacks, the most by a Panthers defensive tackle since Kris Jenkins had seven in 2002.

Edwards signed with the Panthers in September after Buffalo cut him at the end of the preseason. Despite missing two games with a wrist injury, Edwards was second among NFC defensive tackles in sacks, behind Ndamukong Suh (8).

Edwards said he has a two-year offer from at least one team, and seems inclined to take one of those if the Panthers don't add more money or a year to the deal.

--Joseph Person


Posted by Observer Sports on March 18, 2013 at 02:32 PM | Permalink


I'd love to keep Dwan and hope we sign him for two years. Gotta trust Gettleman though.

Posted by: PantherHead | Mar 18, 2013 2:41:46 PM

Hard to worry about keeping a guy that's bounced around that much and at his age posted his best season last year.

I think his production has more to do with johnson and hardy than himself. we had at least 4 other sacks posted from the middle last year among the other guys in the rotation.

if he takes another year or a little bit more non-guaranteed money to leave what is basically a sure thing starting situation....that's on him. if he gets more guaranteed money elsewhere.....he would have signed already.

Posted by: charlottean | Mar 18, 2013 2:58:33 PM

Can someone explain to me why these clowns are still on the roster, as opposed to axing them and bringing in more affordable, better talent?:
Armanti Edwards
Gross (why did he refuse to restructure?)

Gettleman is a joke, he's basically Hurney Sr. At some point you have to admit the talent on your roster is subpar and overpaid. If you are getting 6 wins a season, and are over the salary cap, news flash Gettleman...that's not good.

Posted by: Fast Freddie | Mar 18, 2013 3:03:18 PM

talent is far from sub par. overpaid......some. i would go with "underutilized".

Williams had 4.3 ypc last year while running read option. that was VERY GOOD. and a 200 yard breakout when he finally got legit carries outside of the option.

clausen...no idea...that dude can go. i bet he does by training camp.

godfrey is a solid starting safety. not sure of the complaint there.

edwards is a solid receiving option now, makes close to the minimum if not the minimum, has return ability, 3rd string QB ability, scout team QB resume, etc. he earns his money just find. no idea why people hate the guy so much. it's not like he has lost us games joe adams style.

gross will restructure if it isn't this year, it'll be next. i expect it'll be this year. he just doesn't want to do it soon enough for them to draft his replacement this year.

we're fine. calm down.

Posted by: charlottean | Mar 18, 2013 3:16:44 PM

I thought he had playoffs team after him? Apparently they are in no hurry either.

nuff said

Posted by: big gulps | Mar 18, 2013 3:22:11 PM

Dwan Edwards had a fine season last year and I do not think a one year offer for what he made last year will get the job done. He will be playing elsewhere next year. It is early but so far Gettleman has done little to improve the team. The cap is tight thanks to Hurney but Gettleman needs to pare down the roster and do some "creative financing" to improve the team. All of the above players seem to be solid contributors except Clausen. I have no idea while he is even still around. Gettleman has got to do better than this is he wants a competitive team in 2013 and our "lame duck" coach is not saying much at all.

Posted by: Whitecomet77 | Mar 18, 2013 3:28:41 PM

Gettleman is looking down the road and he's trying to figure out how he builds this team moving forward. Remember he'll have to resign Cam in 1-2 years and Kuechly in 2-3. While it may not be the best decision for the 2013 season, letting some contracts play out and fall off the books is a wise move for the long haul. At some point you have to bite the bullet. When you cut players you take a cap hit and still have to fill their spot. That only makes sense when you're trying to get under the cap. The Panthers are there already there. Dwan Edwards wants a multi-year contract, but at his age it doesn't make sense. I wouldn't extend Hardy either. As soon as you do, he'll fall off, and then you're stuck with another bloated contract. He'll play hard this season because he knows his financial well being depends on it.

Posted by: Maribelian | Mar 18, 2013 3:54:16 PM

OFER HIM 2 MILLION for 2years,take it ,or leave it.Ilike him a lot,but he is getting older,and i dont think he will do as well on another team.

Posted by: Bill | Mar 18, 2013 3:57:09 PM

Fast Freddie,

Every GM appears dumb to one who doesn't understand the day-to-day reality of the NFL and the salary cap. Gettleman is having to play the hand he was dealt and you can't automatically free cap money by cutting players because of the way the contracts are often structured.

Every year you hear about released players who continue to count against the cap after they are gone. Then those same teams have to go out and spend even more money to fill that roster spot, pushing their cap even more! Some of those guys might actually count MORE against the salary cap this year if we cut them than if they stay.

Posted by: John | Mar 18, 2013 4:59:18 PM

on another note,trade Clausen,for6or7th rd pick.Get TEBO FOR 3RD string at minimum.I think he is better than people think he is.

Posted by: Bill | Mar 18, 2013 5:14:44 PM

Some of you people should seriously just stop watching football or should throw yourselves out a window and save the real fans the effort of doing it for you.

1. No one is going to trade for Clausen.
2. It isnt Gettleman's fault that Hurney handed out foolish and short sighted contracts that have hamstrung the team not only this year but probably the next 2 yrs.
3. Gross can still restucture his deal, as can Beason, etc. - but that just delays the pain, the cap hits come down the road. Gettleman is looking to the future so we are probably going to take it on the chin this year before we have more FA priorities on the roster.
4. Godfrey is the only S on the team worth a damn at this point, even if he is just above mediocre. No point in cleaning out that entire position when we have so many other needs.
5. Be patient - we got Dwan Edwards after roster cuts last year in Sept. and look how that turned out. Gettleman knows his stuff, give him a chance or at least a year to deal with the cluster-f that moron Hurney left us and get a draft under his belt.

Posted by: manu4t | Mar 18, 2013 5:59:51 PM

Dead on manu4t!

It's all I can do to stop laughing at so many of these lame posts tossing trades and draft picks around like someone is going to give something of value for some guy that these "experts" have decided is worthless! How many of these self-appointed cap experts can't even balance their own checkbooks, I wonder?

Posted by: John | Mar 18, 2013 8:34:32 PM

to say Godfrey is "worth a damn" is a stretch. what or who exactly are you comparing him to? if you honestly think he's worth anything close to that contract he's got then throw yourself out the window. interesting how you contradict yourself as well. let's keep all these washed up overpaid busts so that we can't address what you say are "so many other needs". huh? there are guys signing 1 year deals for 1-2 mil that are better than Godfrey.

i love when people bash other people's opinions and state their's as fact. don't know who you are but guarantee you aren't employed by the NFL, so your opinion and mine aren't any better than that other dude or anyone else's.

Posted by: Ted | Mar 18, 2013 9:15:16 PM

manu4t, you have a better grasp on reality and the absurdity of Hurney's moves than most people, including senor Ted.

Posted by: The Anti Ted | Mar 18, 2013 10:32:01 PM

I don't understand why people love to bash Godfrey. He's not the greatest cover man but he's great at run support and he's one of the hardest hitters on the Panther defense. He may be overpaid, but that doesn't mean the guy sucks. Free Safety is the problem on this team.

Posted by: Maribelian | Mar 19, 2013 10:57:17 AM

Because he gives up touchdowns. Run support is great but not if its a tackle after an 11 yard gain.

Posted by: Fast Freddie | Mar 19, 2013 3:50:40 PM

Because he gives up touchdowns. Run support is great but not if its a tackle after an 11 yard gain.

Posted by: Fast Freddie | Mar 19, 2013 3:50:48 PM

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