Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The Carolina Panthers acquired safety Colin
Jones from the San Francisco 49ers on Friday for an undisclosed draft choice.
In his rookie season in 2011, Jones totaled six tackles in 13 games. He was
drafted in the sixth round out of TCU.
Also on Friday, the Panthers began making their cuts to get down to the 53-man
Released so far were wide receivers Seyi Ajirotutu and Jared Green,
cornerbacks Darius Butler and R.J. Stanford, linebackers David Nixon and Kion
Wilson, defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo, running back Tauren Poole, tackle
Matt Reynolds and defensive end Ryan Van Bergen.
Also, the team waived injured cornerback Darius Butler and running back Tauren
Ajirotutu appeared in 14 games for Carolina last season, but had just one
catch. He caught 13 passes for 262 yards and two scores over 10 games for San
Diego in 2010.
Butler appeared in 13 games for Carolina last season and had 32 tackles and
seven passes defensed. Over three years in the pros, the first two with New
England, he has totaled 90 tackles, three interceptions and 21 passes
Green is the son of Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green.
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