Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (41) reacts after returning an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Captain Munnerlyn's agent will meet with team at Combine

Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is one of the team’s biggest priorities to re-sign this offseason, because losing him would create a huge hole at the cornerback position. While the Panthers could use another CB if they do keep Munnerlyn, it would become their biggest need if their top CB were to leave in free agency. Most people expect him to remain in Charlotte, and both sides will begin talks soon.

The Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person reports that Munnerlyn stated his agent will meet with team officials at the Combine next week, and it will be interesting to see how quickly both sides get some momentum. The Panthers have until the 11th of March to re-sign Munnerlyn, who is definitely somebody they would love to lock up to a multi-year deal. Re-signing breakout safety and leader Mike Mitchell is near the top of their list, but keeping Munnerlyn around is at least as important.

Last season, the 25-year-old South Carolina product recorded 73 tackles, three sacks, and 12 passes defended in the best season of his career, and he’s always been a solid player. The speedy CB has the ability to play in the slot and on the outside, and he is an excellent run defender who can be physical with receivers. He also possesses above-average ball skills and is a nifty blitzer in nickel packages. While Mitchell is solid, Munnerlyn is the best DB on the Panthers.

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  • jay

    Cap is good but it wouldnt matter if he goes he gets over bet when playing good WR’s in that kept teams in the run with us because they put points on us because of a lack of CB so drop saying cap is a good CB because he really isn’t regardless of how manny sacks he had last season? Keep’n mitchell is key since greg will be walking out or drope some players in redo players contracts will save some cap money. In order to keep greg its bright in carolina in I love to see us come out on top in the new season keeppounding!

  • ahrcshaw

    There are a lot of guys they need to tie up, I would think the question is: if he was not taken on Free agency last year, what make him worth more this year? Not to say he would be really good with a new CB and him move to the Nickle.