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Carolina Panthers Release Dwan Edwards and Nate Chandler

In addition to releasing Charles Johnson, the Carolina Panthers released defensive tackle Dwan Edwards and Nate Chandler.

The Carolina Panthers made a number of touch decisions Thursday which included releasing Dwan Edwards and Nate Chandler. These two moves created $2.9 million dollars in cap space for the team to use this offseason.

Edwards has spent the past four seasons with the team and was the team's primary backup at the defensive tackle position. After 40 tackles and four sacks in 2014, he saw his numbers drop to only 14 tackles and one sack in 12 games. At 34 years of age, it remains to be seen exactly how much he has left in the tank.

Meanwhile, Chandler entered 2014 as the team's starting right tackle however he has struggled to stay healthy and seen the past two seasons end with him on injured reserve. Chandler was signed as undrafted free agent by the Panthers and actually entered the league as a defensive tackle.

However, the team switched him to the offensive line and after a decent year at guard in 2013 the Panthers' signed him to a three-year extension. He eventually became the starter at right tackle but struggled at the position and then couldn't stay healthy.

Chandler tweeted after the news broke about his release.

https://twitter.com/natechandler89/status/705475229896802305

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