CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The agent for Chase Blackburn says the former New York Giants linebacker has agreed on a two-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.
Richard Katz said Wednesday his client is ``thrilled'' to join the Panthers.
Blackburn has primarily been a special teams player during his eight seasons with the Giants, but started 15 games last season at middle linebacker and had 64 tackles, three sacks and one interception.
It's unclear if Blackburn can break into a starting lineup in Carolina that includes AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Luke Kuechly, Jon Beason and Thomas Davis.
Blackburn has played in 113 games during his career and stared 36.
Blackburn broke the news on Twitter, writing ``Thanks for 8 great yrs (at)Giants. But it's time for the (hash)nextchapter (at)Panthers.''
Financial terms weren't released.
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Saints vs. Chargers Pick The Saints own the worst defense in the league but will the under still hit in San Diego when they visit the Chargers at 4:25PM ET on Sunday?
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Jets Pick Will the Seahawks and Jets play under the total when the two teams clash in East Rutherford on Sunday at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Dolphins vs. Bengals Prediction What's the best play on the board tonight when the Bengals host the Dolphins at 8:25PM ET on Thursday Night Football?
Thumbnail Browns vs. Redskins Pick Can the Washington Redskins get to .500 on Sunday when they host the Cleveland Browns at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Lions vs. Bears Pick Will there be much defense on display when the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions this Sunday at 1PM ET?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages