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Captain Munnerlyn scheduled to visit Jets, Bucs

Captain Munnerlyn AP

The Jets saw one of their former cornerbacks agree to terms with the Patriots on Wednesday night, which means Darrelle Revis is not walking back through those doors.

There’s still a need for a cornerback after the team released Antonio Cromartie, though, and one option appears to be Captain Munnerlyn. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that Munnerlyn is scheduled to visit both the Jets and the Buccaneers.

Munnerlyn returned an interception for a touchdown against the Jets during the 2013 season, giving them a first-hand view of the playmaking ability that has led to four touchdowns in the last two seasons. He’s not Revis, of course, but he’d be a strong addition on a depth chart currently filled by Dee Milliner and not much else of note. The same is true of the Bucs, although they did just sign Alterraun Verner to go with Johnthan Banks.

The Jets and Bucs would need Munnerlyn to leave his first visit of free agency without a contract to have a chance at signing him. Munnerlyn was set to visit the Vikings on Wednesday night.

Munnerlyn has expressed interest in returning to Carolina, but Person reports the Panthers have yet to offer him a contract. Last year, they waited until Munnerlyn hit the market to bring him back on a one-year deal but that might not be a possibility this time given the interest in giving Captain a new uniform.

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12 Responses to “Captain Munnerlyn scheduled to visit Jets, Bucs”
  1. kane337 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:10 AM

    He has a great name.

  2. qdog112 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:19 AM

    Gettleman strikes again. He is dismantling the Panthers to sabotage Rivera, so he can bring in his own staff.

    Despite team success, it’s the “new sheriff in town syndrome” at play. Gettleman is quickly losing this team and city. His honeymoon is over.

  3. youngs79 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:21 AM

    I predict he signs with Minnesota today.

  4. deanvernonwormer says: Mar 13, 2014 7:21 AM

    The Jets couldn’t offer Revis a 2 year ten million dollar contract with both years guaranteed?

  5. pftbro says: Mar 13, 2014 7:28 AM

    I remember when this guy was just a Lieutenant…

  6. campcouch says: Mar 13, 2014 7:42 AM

    Ah,he got a pick 6. Obviously the most talented defensive player the Jets have ever seen. I love a player has a good game or games against a particular team. Suddenly that team remembers that during FA…not remembering that the guy was playing AGAINST them. So he just exposed your offense,defense or special teams. Maybe address fixing what caused him to garner your interest lol.

  7. pilot2011 says: Mar 13, 2014 8:48 AM

    Captain Munnerlyn has returned more INT’s for touchdowns than anyone currently in the NFL.

    Panthers are being so dumb right now.

  8. wfederal says: Mar 13, 2014 9:00 AM

    Anyone happy about their team possibly signing Captian will be extremely upset if they get him. Slow, can’t cover, only did well because of our front seven. Enjoy your buyers remorse.

  9. vikes89allday says: Mar 13, 2014 1:37 PM

    Minnesota needs to be aggressive to sign this guy 4 pick 6’s in 2 seasons! Crazy if he isn’t signed by the Vikings by the end of the day

  10. vikingdomination says: Mar 13, 2014 3:29 PM

    Vikings need to sign this guy. Any word if he’s left town yet? If not, that’s a good sign.

  11. jetsfan67 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:45 PM

    He won’t leave NY without a contract.

  12. lrjets says: Mar 14, 2014 7:18 AM

    Irony is, it’s a make-or-break year for Rex, so while Idzik takes his time, he’ll be the one firing Rex due to his own slowness.
    Cornerback talent is dwindling. Jets cannot have a rookie start with Milliner.
    Not Rex’s way.

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