Kurt Coleman Agrees to Three-Year Extension with Carolina Panthers

By D.J. Byrnes on July 27, 2016 at 11:27 am
Kurt Coleman agrees to three-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.
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The Carolina Panthers agreed to a three-year, $17 million contract extension with former Ohio State safety Kurt Coleman, the franchise's 2015 interceptions leader. The Panthers will pay Coleman $6 million upfront of the $7 million guaranteed in the contract.

NFL reporter Ian Rapoport first reported the news.

Coleman is now under contract with the Panthers through the 2019 season. The Panthers opened camp Wednesday morning.

"It's a blessing," Coleman told panthers.com. "When you go through situations you want what's best for your family and what's best for the team, and I'm really excited. I'm fortunate to be a part of this team for three more years. Training camp is the beginning of a new season, and for me, now that this is out of the way I am completely focused."

Kurt Coleman signs deal.
Coleman signing his newest NFL deal, via panthers.com.

Coleman, who earned just $1.3 million in 2015, came to the Carolina Panthers on a two-year deal after a one-year stint with the Kansas City Chiefs. (The Philadelphia Eagles originally drafted Coleman in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 244th overall pick.)

Coleman appeared in 15 games with the Panthers during the 2015 season, in which he registered 103 tackles, 7 interceptions, and 1 touchdown.

Eleven Warriors will update this story when financial terms to the deal become known.

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