The Panthers have brought back a key member of their special teams unit. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports (via Twitter) that the team has re-signed defensive back Colin Jones. It’s a two-year deal worth $2.4MM.
The 29-year-old has spent the past five seasons in Carolina, playing in 76 games (six starts). His best season came in 2014, when he collected 27 tackles, one sack, and three passes defended. This past season, Jones compiled five tackles in 14 games.
The defensive back originally entered the league as a sixth-round pick by the 49ers in 2011. He was traded to the Panthers for a seventh-round pick in 2012, and he inked a two-year extension with the team in 2014.