Ron Edwards is itching to get back on the field next year. After playing 80 games in 5 straight seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Edwards missed all of last year with a torn tri-cep. He was still able to get to know most of the Panthers team, and mentor some of the younger defensive tackles although he was not able to play. His durability with the Chiefs is a good sign he play more games next year after a full recovery.
He will probably be a starter, and if the Panthers add another defensive lineman in the draft, his role as starter and mentor cannot be overlooked, because it is on the defensive side of the ball that the Panthers need to greatly improve in this year.