OL Williams, DT Edwards out with injuries

Carolina defensive tackle Ron Edwards has a torn triceps muscle

and rookie offensive lineman Zack Williams has a torn ACL.

Both injuries occurred during practice Thursday. It was not

immediately known how long Edwards might be out. Williams is

expected to have surgery and miss the season.

Carolina spokesman Charlie Dayton said Friday that coach Ron

Rivera will address the injuries after the team’s FanFest at Bank

of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday.

Edwards was a free agent from Kansas City who signed a

three-year deal worth $8.25 million with the Panthers last week. He

has spent 10 years in the NFL, the last five with the Chiefs, with

192 career tackles and 15 1/2 sacks.

Williams was a sixth-round draft pick this spring from

Washington State.