Panthers sign Kurt Coleman

The Carolina Panthers have signed veteran safety Kurt Coleman to a two-year contract. Coleman has 32 career starts. "When you watch this defense on film, it's tenacious," Coleman said in a statement. "That's my style of play. That fits me perfectly. And one of the things I was really considering was which teams are really striving to be champions? I think Carolina is building and building. I can be another piece and I can help these guys get to that next level." Coleman had three interceptions last season in three starts and 15 games for the Chiefs. He had 30 tackles, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He has played for the Philadelphia Eagles previously. "Kurt gives us a versatile safety who can play both spots," head coach Ron Rivera said. "He's athletic, he's intelligent and will understand the system, having worked with Sean (McDermott) before. He's a very consistent player and also adds special teams ability. That is something we've talked about improving upon, and we've made some moves this offseason looking for guys that can help us on special teams." Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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