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Panthers linebacker Adam Seward, whom many thought would be heading to New England at the beginning of free agency, signed with the Indianapolis Colts Friday, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.
Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. As a restricted free agent a year ago, Seward signed an offer sheet with the Patriots. The Panthers matched the offer and kept him for the season.
Seward, 26, spent four seasons in a backup role for the Panthers. He played in 40 games and had two starts. The Colts were down a couple of starting linebackers from last year. The addition of Seward started to replenish the team's linebacker depth.