Colin Jones DB CAR 3 Months

Panthers signed S Colin Jones to a two-year contract extension through 2016.

Jones, 26, was acquired from the 49ers in August 2012 and has a special teams standout for the Panthers. He's appeared in 31-of-32 games for the Panthers the past two seasons, racking up 21 tackles. Jones played just 55 defensive snaps over that span. He'll continue to cover kicks and punts in 2014.

Colin Jones DB CAR Aug 31 '12

Panthers acquired S Colin Jones from the 49ers.

A sixth-round pick last season, Jones proved to be a valuable special teamer for the 49ers as a rookie, notching six tackles in 13 games. He'll serve the same role in Carolina.

Colin Jones DB CAR Feb 23 '12

The 49ers have talked about moving S Colin Jones to wide receiver.

Jones was drafted in the sixth round last year to be a special teams ace. The Niners have a need for depth at receiver, but Jones isn't going to be the answer.

Colin Jones DB CAR Oct 03 '11

49ers promoted S Colin Jones from their practice squad.

They'll need to waive a player in a corresponding move this week. Jones was the 49ers' sixth-round pick in April, drafted specifically to contribute on special teams. He won't be an option on defense.

Colin Jones DB CAR Sep 13 '11

49ers waived S Colin Jones.

A sixth-round pick, the 49ers had hoped Jones would be able to contribute on special teams this season. He should be signed to the practice squad if he makes it through waivers.

Colin Jones DB CAR Jul 28 '11

49ers signed No. 190 overall pick S Colin Jones to a four-year contract.

A second team all-Mountain West last season, Jones burned up the track with a 4.34 forty at his pro day. The 49ers envision him as a special teams demon, so he'll have a shot to make the team even with the team's glut of safeties.