Edwards to play; Mitchell, Silatolu out

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The good news for the Carolina Panthers is starting defensive tackle Dwan Edwards is active.

Edwards was listed as questionable on Friday with a thigh injury, but was cleared to play. Look for Edwards and former Seahawks Colin Cole to rotate.

The bad news -- but not a surprise -- is starting strong safety Mike Mitchell and starting left guard Amini Silatolu are inactive.

Veteran Quintin Mikell, signed on Monday, will start at strong safety and Chris Scott is expected to make his first NFL start at guard. But look for veteran Travelle Wharton and Scott to play that position by committee.

Carolina's inactives are: RB Kenyon Barner, LCB James Dockery, C Brian Folkerts, OG Amini Silatolu, SS Mike Mitchell, WR Domenik Hixon, DE Wes Horton.