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Panthers drop DT Edwards from roster

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The Carolina Panthers released defensive tackle Ron Edwards, the team announced Friday.

Edwards started 11 games last year and had 16 tackles and one sack before suffering a season-ending elbow injury.

"We appreciate the contributions that Ron has made to the Panthers the past two seasons," coach Ron Rivera said. "He set a great example on and off the field for our young players and we wish him well moving forward."

Edwards sat out the 2011 season because of a triceps injury.

The 12-year veteran also has played for Buffalo and Kansas City. logging 239 tackles and 16.5 sacks in 139 regular-season games.
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