Panthers bring back cornerback LaDarius Gunter

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The Panthers missed on their first free agent target of the offseason at cornerback, and are continuing to build depth there.

The team announced they have re-signed free agent Ladarius Gunter to a one-year contract. He wasn’t tendered as a restricted free agent, but they obviously wanted to bring him back at something less than the $1.9 million tender.

Gunter was claimed off waivers from the Packers in Week Two, and played primarily on special teams.

The Panthers made a quick splash to agree to a deal with Washington’s Bashaud Breeland, but he failed his physical before signing and the deal was nullified. They followed up by adding former Giants and Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell.