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49ers trade Colin Jones to Carolina

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Aaron Wilson of and the Baltimore Sun reports that the Carolina Panthers have acquired safety Colin Jones from the San Francisco 49ers via trade.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee has the compensation, and reports the 49ers received a seventh-round pick.

Although Jones is not much of a defensive contributor, he runs really fast in a straight line and plays physically on special teams. Last season with Carolina, Jones had eight special teams tackles.

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14 Responses to “49ers trade Colin Jones to Carolina”
  1. Nevis says: Aug 31, 2012 3:20 PM

    Getting a 7th for a player who would be cut in 5.5 hours anyway? Never a bad thing.

  2. stealthhawk says: Aug 31, 2012 3:24 PM

    Smooth move Panthers…lol

  3. thehighhat says: Aug 31, 2012 3:26 PM

    Wow, what is that 12 or 13 picks in next years draft?

  4. litemater95 says: Aug 31, 2012 3:26 PM

    You mean last year with 49ers he had 8 ST tackles……..Not Carolina FYI

  5. cali49er707 says: Aug 31, 2012 3:27 PM

    Solid special teams player!!! Thanks for the contributions!!

    9ER Faithful

  6. axltcu says: Aug 31, 2012 3:33 PM

    Colin Jones played Strong Safety in a 4-2-5 at TCU. Very difficult to transition that style of safety into the NFL. It’s more of a LB/SS hybrid position. He got drafted because of his speed and that’s about it. He’ll be a great special teams addition.

  7. eastcoastninerfan says: Aug 31, 2012 3:38 PM

    He actually had 6 ST tackles last year in the regular season….but came on big in the playoffs with 3 more ST tackles and a fumble recovery

  8. jikkle49 says: Aug 31, 2012 3:40 PM

    He’s an ST ace and it’s actually a good deal for both sides.

    9ers were probably going to cut him and Panthers give up a 7th rounder for a guy they know will contribute.

  9. macklinr61 says: Aug 31, 2012 3:42 PM

    Baalke must be working the phones like a mad man right now. Anyone want Josh Johnson, Scott Tolzein, Rock Cartwright? This move on Colin Jones saves Rock Cartwright, IMO.

  10. macklinr61 says: Aug 31, 2012 3:45 PM

    Well, so much for my opinion! Cartwright just Tweeted his goodbyes to the Niners.

  11. ima9er4life says: Aug 31, 2012 3:57 PM

    life moves on. Keep Josh johnson tho, he will be coo qb.

  12. dirtyjersey9er says: Aug 31, 2012 4:26 PM

    to answer the question by thehighhat the 49ers have 12 picks next draft. 1 in round 1, 1 in round 2, 2 in round 3, 1 in round 4, 2 in round 5, 2 in round 6, 3 in round 7. And considering losses and gains in FA this past off-season they will prob get some compensatory picks.

  13. discosucs2005 says: Aug 31, 2012 5:23 PM

    I think it’s totally worth a 7th rounder if you want the guy. Good trade both ways.

  14. bc1906 says: Sep 1, 2012 6:55 AM

    I think it is a 7th rounder in 2014. We (the Panthers) traded our 2013 7th rounder to Oakland for Louis Murphy.

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