Veteran Dwan Edwards Among Buffalo Bills Roster Cuts

Joshua Cornwall@jcstatsContributor IAugust 31, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09:Dwan Edwards #98 of the Buffalo Bills carries his son DJ off the field after playing the Philadelphia Eagles on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo woin 31-24.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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The Buffalo Bills final roster cuts remains largely unknown six hours before the deadline, but one big name has already gotten the ax. 

Dwan Edwards, a backup defensive lineman, has been let go. He has seen his production and playing time drop since the Bills brought in new players on the defensive line and a new scheme with freshly hired defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt.

The Bills also had a ton of money dedicated to both Edwards and defensive tackle Spencer Johnson, so it didn't make sense to keep them both.

According to ESPN's John Clayton, the move saves the Bills money that they can allocate elsewhere.

The veteran defensive end finishes his Bills' career with 109 tackles, 3.5 sacks and an interception over 24 starts in two seasons. Edwards will be a player that latches on with another team at a lower salary  because he provides good depth as a 3-4 defensive end or 4-3 defensive tackle. 

The cut is good news for disappointing 2010 third-round pick Alex Carrington, who was squarely on the roster bubble entering Thursday night's game. If Carrington doesn't stick, it could be because Jarron Gilbert has been a bit of a revelation since coming over to Buffalo from the Jets during the offseason.

Either of those players will likely take Edwards' spot. 


Stay tuned as more cuts come trickling in over the next few hours.