Yes, John Fox is gone from Carolina. But it looks like the Panthers are going back to the philosophy they followed in his early years.
They’re building around the defensive line. A day after agreeing to terms on a deal that will keep defensive end Charles Johnson with the team, the Panthers have addressed what’s been a glaring weakness in recent years. They just went out and spent some decent money on a defensive tackle in free agency.
They’ve agreed to terms with former Kansas City defensive tackle Ron Edwards, according to Adam Schefter. He’s agreed to a three-year deal worth $8.25 million.
Edwards is a pure run-stopper and that’s something the Panthers need. He’s never had more than four sacks in a season, but the Panthers can get those from Johnson and others. They’re bringing in Edwards, 32, to help solidify the run defense.