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Browns reportedly interested in Captain Munnerlyn

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Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said recently that he anticipated returning to the Panthers if the team released Chris Gamble, which Carolina did late last week.

Munnerlyn hasn’t signed a contract with the Panthers yet, though, and it looks like they’ll have plenty of competition for his services. Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports that the Browns have been in contact with Munnerlyn’s agent since the 87-hour negotiating window opened on Saturday. The Browns are looking for both a starter opposite Joe Haden as well as an upgrade in the slot when they go to a nickel, a role that Munnerlyn has played in Carolina.

That report comes on the heels of one from Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun that had four teams making inquiries about Munnerlyn, who has also returned punts during his four years with the Panthers. Munnerlyn’s made 25 starts over the last two years, picking off two passes and returning both of them for touchdowns.

That’s been enough to catch eyes around the league and the Panthers would be left to seriously scramble for help on the corners if Munnerlyn leaves town. With Gamble gone, the Panthers have Josh Norman and Josh Thomas at the top of a very thin cornerback depth chart. Given that state of affairs, it is easy to understand why the Panthers are looking to tackle Jordan Gross for help adding space under the salary cap.

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18 Responses to “Browns reportedly interested in Captain Munnerlyn”
  1. bdawks20 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:21 AM

    If a team signs him and doesn’t automatically make him a team captain, a little part of me will die.

  2. pilot2011 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:31 AM

    great scrappy player. Can start when needed, but he is a really good nickel.

  3. brownoholic says: Mar 11, 2013 9:37 AM

    Browns bad. Why any player want to play there? Browns stink…

  4. ballboy48 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:48 AM

    It seems that the Browns are going to be pretty active in FA. Unlike their previous owner who was inept on spending money on players, and more likely to spend $10 million per year on management, New Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam seems to want to bring back a winning team to Cleveland.

  5. darkneptune73 says: Mar 11, 2013 10:04 AM

    Captain Munnerlyn = Best Name Ever

  6. eatitfanboy says: Mar 11, 2013 10:11 AM

    He’d better cash in now while he stills has the greatest name in the NFL.

    Barkevious Mingo is coming for you, son.

  7. stevincinci says: Mar 11, 2013 10:20 AM

    Did his Mom really name him Captain?

  8. latchbeam says: Mar 11, 2013 10:21 AM

    Does he return kicks too?

  9. mrposey5 says: Mar 11, 2013 10:23 AM

    Just because he plays slot corner doesn’t mean he’s effective. He was targeted 43 times and gave up 31 catches. Buyer Beware.

  10. amaf21 says: Mar 11, 2013 10:26 AM

    Sounds like the Browns are putting together Dream Team 2.0 baby! woo!

  11. eagleaniac says: Mar 11, 2013 10:27 AM

    Is there anyone he Browns are not interested in?
    Everytime a name comes up there is a comment that they are interrested. Are they replacing the whole team?

  12. bribos says: Mar 11, 2013 10:48 AM

    Money bag owner looking to break the salary cap silliness…somebody got to put Herr Goodell in his place the way Jerry Buss and Mark Cuban showed Stern what he could do with HIS salary cap.

  13. whitdog23 says: Mar 11, 2013 11:04 AM

    Beacon Journal and Plain Dealer just throwing spaghetti at wall and hoping something sticks. Browns not interested in everyone…just part of checking contract wants vs. what they would pay…vs. seeing what the going rate is at positions

  14. bullethead527 says: Mar 11, 2013 11:16 AM

    Captain got heart, but Captain gives up a lot of receptions….. Trust me I know, I am a Panther fan….

  15. totallyuselessme says: Mar 11, 2013 11:32 AM

    Hey, he’s tough, fast and physical.

    I’d take him over most slot corners in the league. That’s an extremely tough position to play.

    Come on down to C-Town, Captain.

  16. germanstingray says: Mar 11, 2013 12:00 PM

    If he winds up in Cleveland, he’ll be demoted to corporal.

  17. vincentbojackson says: Mar 11, 2013 3:20 PM

    Reports: Browns interested in every free agent in the entire league.

  18. slammincamnewton says: Mar 11, 2013 6:42 PM

    Browns won’t sign him. Browns won’t sign anybody. They have the most cap space in the league. That’s just keepin it in the pockets as their fans keep shelling out their dough for 4-12 seasons.

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