AP Source: Panthers acquire S Jones from 49ers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar
with the situation says Carolina has acquired safety Colin Jones from
the San Francisco 49ers, a move the Panthers hope will upgrade their
special teams coverage units.
The Panthers gave up a future
undisclosed draft pick to the 49ers, the person told The Associated
Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the move has not yet been
announced by the teams.
The 6-foot, 208-pound Jones could help
Carolina’s shaky coverage team that allowed three touchdowns on punt
returns last season and a TD in the preseason on a kickoff return.
Entering his second season, Jones played in 13 games last year for the
49ers seeing, mostly on special teams. He had six tackles on defense.