Agent: Panthers agree to terms with LB Blackburn

The agent for Chase Blackburn says the former New York Giants

linebacker has agreed on a two-year contract with the Carolina

Panthers.

Richard Katz said Wednesday his client is ”thrilled” to join

the Panthers.

Blackburn has primarily been a special teams player during his

eight seasons with the Giants, but started 15 games last season at

middle linebacker and had 64 tackles, three sacks and one

interception.

It’s unclear if Blackburn can break into a starting lineup in

Carolina that includes AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Luke

Kuechly, Jon Beason and Thomas Davis.

Blackburn has played in 113 games during his career and stared

36.

Blackburn broke the news on Twitter, writing ”Thanks for 8

great yrs (at)Giants. But it’s time for the (hash)nextchapter

(at)Panthers.”

Financial terms weren’t released.