Captain Munnerlyn’s 2d stint in Carolina lasted correct two seasons.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a offer instructed, that the Panthers released the cornerback. The team later made the news legit.
Turning 31 in April, Munnerlyn will hit the free-agent market earlier than the recent league Twelve months opens.
Munnerlyn signed a four-Twelve months contract worth $17 million with the Panthers in 2017 that incorporated $6.9 million assured. Reducing Munnerlyn leaves $3 million in unnecessary money on the Panthers wage cap whereas saving the team $2 million.
Munnerlyn played a rotational function within the Panthers’ secondary, beginning correct five video games all the plot thru the final two seasons in Carolina, however ought to search out a landing function in a league concisely looking ragged defensive backs.
Reducing the nook continues Carolina’s efforts to earn youthful on protection. Worn safety Mike Adams presented on social media that the team acknowledged he would now not be brought aid. The 37-Twelve months-feeble played out the closing Twelve months of his contract in 2018.
With Munnerlyn and Adams out, along side the team’s choice to section solutions with linebacker Thomas Davis, and Julius Peppers’ retirement, there’ll likely be some recent blood in Carolina’s protection in 2019.