By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Carolina Panthers are releasing cornerback Captain Munnerlyn. The Panthers clear $2 million by this transaction.
However, while it saves the team money, it is also leaving $3 million in dead cap space on their salary.
Munnerlyn will now be one of the top cornerbacks in a weak free agent market. He signed a four-year, $21 million deal with the Panthers in March 11, 2017.
He may be playing for his third team in his career. He has played for the Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings in his career.
The 30-year-old Mobile, Alabama native appeared in 16 games with the Panthers, including five starts, in 2018. He had 47 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and two quarterback hits.
He also had 2.0 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, and nine pass deflections.
Munnerlyn spent the last two seasons with the Panthers after spending the first five seasons of his career with the franchise. He spent three seasons with the Vikings.
In his career with the Panthers, he has appeared in 107 games, including 55 starts. He had 351 tackles, including 14 tackles for a loss, and 14 quarterback hits.
He had 9.0 sacks, eight interceptions, including five returned for touchdowns; four forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and 52 pass deflections.
In Minnesota, he appeared in 47 games, with 30 starts. He had 171 tackles, including 31 tackles for a loss, and eight quarterback hits.
He had four interceptions, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and 21 pass deflections.