2013 NFL Free Agency: Details of Dwan Edwards' contract offer revealed

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Joe Person has tweeted the details of the one year contract offer the Panthers made to the veteran DT last week, and if his information is correct it's highly unlikely Edwards will return to Carolina for the 2013 season.

Joe Person is reporting via Twitter that the details for Carolina's offer to free agent DT Dwan Edwards have been revealed and - if the report is true - it's almost a guarantee that Edwards will sign elsewhere.


According to Person, the Panthers offered Edwards a 1 year, $1.5M contract - the same amount of money he made in 2012. I understand that the Panthers are strapped for cash and can't afford to give him the 5 year, $35M contract that he would have received under the old regime, but it's almost an insult to Edwards to not even include a pay increase in their offer.

It seems that if they were going to only give him one year of financial security they would at least show him a sign of appreciation and up the pay somewhat, even if it's not a huge amount of money.

This information - if accurate - coupled with the rumors that Edwards has received multi-year offers from other teams already just about puts the final nail in the coffin of the chances that we see Edwards return to Carolina for the 2013 season.

Now that we know the likelihood of Edwards returning is probably grim, it's time to seriously look into the DT prospects available in the 2013 NFL Draft, because it's possible that one of them will end up in a Carolina Panthers uniform.

What do you think of the contract offer made to Edwards? Was it a fair deal? Sound off with your thoughts, Panthers fans!

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