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24 Captain Munnerlyn CB

Minnesota Vikings

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Vikings will consider starting Trae Waynes with Xavier Rhodes
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

When the Vikings selected Trae Waynes in the first round of the draft on Thursday, it was the second time in three years they've used a first-round pick on a corner.

The Vikings selected Xavier Rhodes in 2013, and it's only natural to consider pairing the two DBs. 

"To get two young corners like that and you watch Chicago take the receiver from West Virginia, knowing the receivers that we face in Green Bay and knowing the receivers we face in Detroit," GM Rick Spielman said, per Vikings.com. "To have to young corners that I know this staff has done a tremendous job of helping our young guys. To get another young player on that side of the ball, especially a player at a position that is in Coach Zimmer’s wheelhouse. We are going to have to play some good defense and we were able to really improve last year, and I think adding a player like a Trae Waynes will definitely upgrade our defense."

That doesn't mean Waynes is guaranteed a starting spot. " I know we signed Terence Newman, and we have Captain Munnerlyn. We have Josh Robinson," Spielman said. "We have a lot of depth at corner right now. Corners take some time to develop, he is not going to be pushed into starting right away, that will be determined as we go through this offseason program, as we go through training camp, how quickly he comes along, but we also have the luxury with the depth that we have at the cornerback position and if he is ready, the coaches will determine when he is ready."

Coach Mike Zimmer was more aggressive. "I anticipate everybody to compete for a starting job," he said. 

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Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn working to earn starting spot
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Although Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn likes the addition of Terence Newman to the team, he believes that he will beat him out for a starting job, reports twincities.com.

“I’m ready for the competition,’’ Munnerlyn told the Pioneer Press on Saturday. “I’m an athlete, so I never feel like anyone can beat me out. I feel I can hold onto the job. I’m betting on myself.’’

Munnerlyn, a six-year veteran, seems to embrace the competition that will be had at the cornerback spot.

“I think it’s great,’’ said Munnerlyn, a six-year veteran. “He’s a veteran. It’s great for competition. It will bring out the best in me. I’m excited about the competition. I just know that I’ve got to play a lot better than I did last year.’’

There have been a lot of questions this offseason as to whether or not he will settle in as the team's nickel back. He wants to shed the label of being relegated to the nickel spot.

“I don’t want that to happen,’’ Munnerlyn said. “I’ve been labeled my whole career as just a nickel back but I’ve been able to show people I’m more than that. But I know that I’ve got to work hard this offseason."
The 26-year-old has registered 343 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, 44 passes defensed, nine interceptions -- five of which were returned for touchdowns -- and three forced fumbles.
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Greg Jennings, Jerick McKinnon ready to go for Vikings
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers.

Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. 

The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play.

Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue. 

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Nearly all Vikings probables ready to go Week 5
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Vikings will have all but one player listed as probable Week 5 against the Packers.

Jerome Felton, Michael Mauti, Jerick McKinnon, Captain Munnerlyn, Josh Robinson and Rodney Smith will all give it a go Thursday.

McKinnon is expected to see time at running back behind Matt Asiata. He entered the week with an ankle injury, but will play through it. 

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Captain Munnerlyn expected to open season as starter
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is expected to be the starter at left cornerback for the regular season opener, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Munnerlyn has been listed as a co-starter on the depth chart with Josh Robinson, but Robinson has been unable to get past a hamstring strain.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Carolina Panthers154439.050000.0001
2010Carolina Panthers164541.04033712.337112
2011Carolina Panthers145843.0152000.0005
2012Carolina Panthers166148.0130210753.57429
2013Carolina Panthers167448.0263.528643.045212
2014Minnesota Vikings166152.090210.5105
TOTAL93343271.0725.5923125.774544
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2009Carolina Panthers1511515.01500
2010Carolina Panthers1628743.56401
2011Carolina Panthers1400---000
2012Carolina Panthers1611717.01700
2013Carolina Panthers1600---000
2014Minnesota Vikings1600---000
TOTAL93411929.86401
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2009Carolina Panthers1531102789.03704
2010Carolina Panthers1630632710.93706
2011Carolina Panthers14000---000
2012Carolina Panthers16145725.12001
2013Carolina Panthers16000---000
2014Minnesota Vikings16000---000
TOTAL9375216779.037011
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Carolina Panthers1520111020
2010Carolina Panthers1621010010
2011Carolina Panthers1400101010
2012Carolina Panthers1611000000
2013Carolina Panthers1600101010
2014Minnesota Vikings1600001010
TOTAL9352324060
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/195
Birthdate:
4/10/1988
Age:
27
Hometown:
Mobile, AL, USA
School:
South Carolina
NFL Experience:
7
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl