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Panthers keep working on D-line

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.

He’ll act as a bridge and give rookies Terrell McClain and Sione Fua some time to develop.