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Panthers safety Kurt Coleman signs three-year contract extension

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Kurt Coleman #20 of the Carolina Panthers returns an interception for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 26, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — One year after snatching a team-high seven interceptions, the Carolina Panthers signed safety Kurt Coleman to a three-year contract extension on Wednesday, Panthers.com reports.

The extension, which came on the team’s first day of training camp at Wofford College, pushes his contract through the 2019 season and solidifies the Panthers’ secondary – an area where the team struggled down the stretch.

Sources say the deal is worth $17 million, with $7 million guaranteed.

The 28-year-old Ohio State graduate hauled in seven regular season interceptions, two postseason interceptions, totaled 103 tackles and sacked the quarterback once.

“It’s a blessing,” Coleman said, according to Panthers.com. “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. Training camp is the beginning of a new season, and for me, now that this is out of the way I am completely focused.”