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Panthers sign former Chiefs safety Kurt Coleman

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The Carolina Panthers added another veteran to the fold Monday with the announcement they've signed free safety Kurt Coleman to a two-year contract.

A journeyman defensive back, Coleman has played for three teams in his 5 year career, most recently playing for the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs in 2014 -- where he was signed off waivers. He has ties to defensive coordinator Sean McDermott from their time together with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 draft.

Coleman started three games for the Chiefs last season and made a decent impact on the field given his limited playing time. He finished the year with six passes defender and three interceptions in 16 games. In Carolina he's at best a slight upgrade, more likely a sidegrade. His career has been marred with inconsistency, as is to be expected from a former 7th round pick.

Terms of the contract have not been released at this time, but it's safe to say this is another "Dollar Store" signing.