CHARLOTTE – Veteran safety Colin Jones, the Panthers' special teams captain last season, has signed a two-year contract to remain with the team through 2020.
"Our family has made Charlotte home and we're just blessed for the opportunity," Jones said. "There was some uncertainty and I wasn't sure where I was going to end up. But after a lot of thought and prayer we decided this was the place to continue to call home."
The 31-year-old Jones, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent, has been with Carolina since he was acquired from the San Francisco 49ers via trade in 2012.
Last year, he played in all 16 games with one start at safety, posting 20 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. He tied for the team lead with six special teams tackles.
"First and foremost I wan't to lead our special teams unit," Jones said. "Whatever opportunities present themselves on defense, I'm here to help the team out when needed."
Jones' career totals include 123 tackles, three interceptions and seven passes defensed. His 52 career special teams tackles for the Panthers ties him for ninth all-time.
View photos of Colin Jones with his family as he re-signs a two-year contract with the Panthers.