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.