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Panthers Sign S Kurt Coleman

The Carolina Panthers have announced the signing of S Kurt Coleman on Monday, according to Mike Garafolo.

When you watch this defense on film, it’s tenacious. That’s my style of play. That fits me perfectly,” Coleman said. “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.

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.

Coleman, 26, there wasn’t a lot of reported buzz regarding Coleman since free agency got underway close to a week ago, but this could prove to be another value signing by Panthers GM Dave Gettleman.

In 2014, Coleman appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and recorded 37 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble, a recovery and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the N0. 26 safety out of 87 qualifying players.

We have Coleman rated as the No. 72 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.

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