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October 10, 2013

Dwan Edwards still sidelined

Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards' quick start last season gave the Panthers' pass rush an early boost. But Edwards has been sidelined for three weeks this year with a hamstring injury that has hurt his quickness.

Edwards hasn't played since the Giants' game in Week 3 and looks like he'll be out again Sunday at Minnesota after missing the first two days of practice this week. The Panthers re-signed Edwards to a 2-year, $3.5 million deal after he recorded six sacks in 2012, the best total by a Panthers defensive tackle in 10 years.

But Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the hamstring injury has robbed Edwards of his quickness.

"That's probably his strength, and right now that's not here," Rivera said. "That's the thing he's really concerned with is not having that quick, first explosive step."

With Edwards out, veteran Colin Cole has started the past two games. Cole has been bothered by a shoulder injury this week, although Rivera expects him to practice Friday.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on October 10, 2013 at 04:29 PM | Permalink


when did dwan edwards turn into ron edwards?

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 10, 2013 6:04:39 PM

Carolina Panthers football practice was delayed nearly two hours this morning after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the practice field. Head coach, Ron Rivera, immediately suspended practice while police and federal agents were called to investigate.

After a complete analysis, FBI forensic experts determined that the white substance unknown to the players was the goal line.

Practice was resumed today after special agents decided the team was unlikely to encounter the substance again.

Posted by: observations | Oct 10, 2013 9:00:17 PM

so is the shoulder injury worse than the edwards injury? hey dwan, time to man-up help this team out.

Posted by: willy loman | Oct 10, 2013 9:08:53 PM

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