CHARLOTTE - The Panthers have released safety Colin Jones.
Jones, 32, played the last eight seasons in Carolina as a reserve safety, and for the past two years, served as captain of the special teams unit.
He had a team-leading nine special teams tackles in 2019 and ended the season tied for second in franchise history with 61 career special teams tackles, according to coaches statistics.
Jones has had a number of big plays on special teams over the last few seasons, including converting a fake punt in 2019 and scoring his first career touchdown on a fumble recovery on punt coverage in 2018.
Originally drafted by San Francisco in 2011, Jones was traded to Carolina prior to the 2012 season. He has played in 137 career games, including 124 with Carolina.