Panthers stockpiling help for special teams

The Carolina Panthers continue to work to revamp what was the worst special teams unit in the league last season, and to that end they have added safety Aaron Francisco.

The veteran was going to be a restricted free agent, but the Indianapolis Colts did not tender him an offer. Francisco played in 10 games last season for the Colts after spending the previous four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. Yes, that means he’s been on the losing end of the last two Super Bowls.

The Panthers fired special teams coach Danny Crossman following the season and they have been bringing in players with proven records on special teams as they look to turn that unit around with new special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers. Francisco certainly is an experienced piece to add to the puzzle.

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