Carolina Panthers

Panthers re-sign core special teamer before free agency begins

Carolina Panthers safety Colin Jones calls was re-signed by the team to a two-year deal.
Carolina Panthers safety Colin Jones calls was re-signed by the team to a two-year deal. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

The Carolina Panthers will return a core special-teamer and team captain in 2019.

Safety Colin Jones was signed to a two-year deal on Monday morning, a league source told the Observer. The team later announced the signing.

The deal is worth $2.6 million, according to a league source. Jones would have been an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins Wednesday had he not been re-signed.

Jones, 31, was voted by teammates as the Panthers’ special teams captain in 2018. He led the unit with six special teams tackles and also recovered a fumble for a touchdown in punt coverage against the New York Giants in Week 5.

The 2019 season will be Jones’ ninth, and eighth in Carolina.



Jourdan has covered the Carolina Panthers as a beat writer since 2016, and froze during Pennsylvania winters as an award-winning Penn State football beat writer before that. A 2014 graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, she’s on a never-ending quest for trick plays and the stories that give football fans goosebumps.


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