CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Two people familiar with the situation say free agent defensive tackle Colin Cole will remain with the Carolina Panthers after agreeing to a one-year contract.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Tuesday because the deal hasn't been made official.
Financial terms were not available.
Cole, 33, started 13 games last season for Carolina's second-ranked defense and had 15 tackles and one sack. He's not the type to fill up a stat sheet, with his primary responsibility being to take up blockers at the point of attack, allowing linebackers freedom to run and make plays.
The 6-foot-2, 335-pound Cole has spent eight seasons in the NFL and started 47 games. Prior to joining the Panthers he spent time with Minnesota, Detroit, Green Bay and Seattle.
---
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Public Bettors backing Patriots Are public bettors backing Tom Brady and the Patriots today in the AFC Championship Game, or the underdog Steelers at 6:40PM ET?
Thumbnail NFC Title First Player to Score Pick Who will score the first touchdown in the NFC Championship Game today at 3:05PM ET? Let's take a look at the odds first.
Thumbnail Packers vs. Falcons Prediction Will the Packers pull off the upset in Atlanta today at 3:05PM ET when they visit the Falcons for the 2017 NFC Championship Game?
Thumbnail AFC Championship Odds The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers look to make another trip to the Super Bowl when the two collide in the AFC Championship...
Thumbnail NFC Championship Prop Picks Will the Packers and Falcons both go over their individual team totals in today's 3:05PM ET NFC Championship Game?

NFL Team Pages