Panthers pecial teams ace and reserve safety Colin Jones will miss an extended period of time due to a groin injury, the team reported Monday. Jones, who hurt himself at the team's penultimate training camp practice, will see a specialist to determine the severity of the injury. "That's much more than a tweak," coach Ron Rivera said. "He's going to see a doctor and we'll go from there."
The Panthers extended the contracts of defensive end Mario Addison, safety Colin Jones and offensive tackle Nate Chandler. The team made the announcement on Wednesday. Addison received a two-year extension following three seasons of work in which he totaled 3.5 sakcs and 36 total tackles, most of which came on special teams. Jones also got a two-year extension and has similarly contributed on special teams, tallying 27 total tackles over 44 games. Chandler got a three-year extension and should begin the season as a starting tackle for the Panthers.
A trio of Panthers defenders listed on the injury report for Week 8 against the Buccaneers were able to take the field Thursday, despite their maladies. Defensive backs Colin Jones and Robert Lester (hamstring) and linebacker Chase Blackburn (foot) were all in uniform at kickoff.
The Panthers' injury report for Thursday's game at Tampa Bay includes five defenders. Four are probable: linebacker Chase Blackburn (foot), safety Robert Lester (hamstring), safety Colin Jones (non-injury-related) and cornerback Josh Thomas (illness). Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (hamstring) is listed as questionable, but coach Ron Rivera has already said Edwards won't play.
The 49ers traded defensive back Colin Jones to the Panthers on Friday in exchange for a seventh-round pick, according to the Sacramento Bee. Jones, a sixth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, began last season on the San Francisco practice squad.
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