CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have re-signed backup defensive tackle Kyle Love to a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not released Monday.

Love played in 15 games with two starts in 2015 for the NFL's sixth-ranked defense. He had 19 tackles, three sacks, four quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery.

The six-year veteran says in a statement it was a ''no-brainer'' to return. He calls Carolina the best organization he's been around, adding ''I love the coaching staff, the team and the city of Charlotte.''

The 6-foot-1, 315-pounder signed with the Panthers as a free agent in 2014. Before joining Carolina, Love played for New England, Kansas City and Jacksonville.

The Panthers have also signed punter Michael Palardy to a one-year contract.

Palardy spent time in training camp with the Oakland Raiders in 2014 and the St. Louis Rams in 2015.

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