CHARLOTTE — The Panthers brought back an important part of their defense and special teams Thursday, agreeing to a two-year contract extension with linebacker Frankie Luvu.
Luvu was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent.
The 25-year-old Luvu was signed last offseason after spending his first three years with the Jets.
He was tied for second on the team in special teams tackles, and had a forced fumble and a blocked punt last year. He also added 1.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, and a forced fumble and fumble recovery on defense.
Luvu had three fumble recoveries to go with eight tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, 1.5 sacks and a blocked punt.