Free agent LB Chase Blackburn announced on Wednesday that he’s signing with the Panthers.
— Chase Blackburn(@Blackburn5793) March 27, 2013
Jenny Vrentas reports that Blackburn will receive a two-year contract from Carolina.
Blackburn, 29, had spent his eight previous seasons in the league with the Giants, but was unlikely to return after they added Dan Connor during free agency. Carolina has a decent group of linebackers, so barring an injury, Blackburn figures to be more of a role player than anything else.