Carolina Panthers' Kurt Coleman catches a football as he warms up during an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. With Roman Harper and Charles Tillman gone from the secondary, the Panthers are counting on safety Kurt Coleman
Chuck Burton
July 27, 2016

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have signed safety Kurt Coleman to a three-year contract extension through the 2019 season.

Coleman led the Panthers and finished tied for third in the NFL with career-high seven interceptions in his first season in Carolina last year. He contributed to a team that ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense and led the NFL in interceptions (24), takeaways (39) and points off turnovers (148).

The 28-year-old Coleman finished third on the team with 103 tackles. Financial details were not released Wednesday.

Coleman called the contract a blessing, saying ''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.''



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