December 02, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (92) warms up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Panthers Set to Keep “Big” Dwan Edwards

In an article posted earlier today, the Charlotte Observer has confirmed what everyone else is already thinking, the Panthers should keep Dwan Edwards. In the interview posted today, Dwan Edwards went on record saying, “It was fun. It was kind of a situation for me coming in and not knowing the team. I wasn’t really sure how it was going to be and what my expectations were. I hadn’t heard great things about the defensive line,”

“But throughout the season I could see us getting better and improving. And I really felt we won some games for us.”

The player who will forever be known as “Big Dwan” seems to be having the same thought process as most of the fans out there. “Big Dwan” had a breakout season with the Panthers last year, after he was signed for a one year deal after being released by the Buffalo Bills. Edwards, who turns thirty two this May, plans on resigning with the team and I would welcome the chance to include the very active Defensive Tackle on the Panthers 2013 roster. Edwards finished with six sacks on the year, just one sack shy of a Panthers team record, set by Kris Jenkins in 2002. He also played number two to Ndamukong Suh as the NFC sack leader for Defensive Tackles. Suh ended up with eight sacks on the season.

The Panthers have already wrapped up Defensive End Charles Johnson last year with a large contract as well as a franchise tag, and I would expect them to resign Defensive End/Defensive Tackle Greg Hardy after Hardy had a huge breakout season as one of the league’s top players in the sack department. The probable resigning of Dwan Edwards adds to my argument: The Panthers will not draft a Defensive Tackle in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Those are my thoughts on the Panthers situation at Defensive Tackle, but what are your thoughts. Please leave them in the comments below.

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