Munnerlyn (hamstring) will participate in his first practice of training camp Tuesday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports. Munnerlyn missed about a week with the injury, which he apparently suffered while working out on his own during the offseason. There's still a little over a week before the Panthers' preseason opener, so Munnerlyn should be good to go for that contest if he endures no setbacks with the hamstring in practices the next few days.
Munnerlyn sat out Wednesday's practice due to a strained hamstring, ESPN's David Newton reports. Munnerlyn reportedly strained his hamstring while preparing for training camp earlier this month, according to Max Henson of the Panthers' official site. Fortunately, Munnerlyn's expected to be back in the fold soon.
Munnerlyn signed a four-year contract with the Panthers on Saturday. Munnerlyn played the first five seasons of his career in Carolina, but spent the last three with the Vikings in Minnesota. While 2017 didn't produce his best campaign, he did notch 55 tackles (38 solo), three pass defenses and a forced fumble. He's topped two interceptions just once in his career, but has a tendency to return them for touchdowns. Of his 11 career interceptions, six of them have gone for six points. The 28-year-old cornerback will likely slot in behind James Bradberry and Daryl Worley on the Panthers' depth chart.
Munnerlyn had three tackles in Sunday's win over Chicago. He finished the season with 55 tackles and a forced fumble in 15 games. Munnerlyn should find a robust market for his services this winter as a free agent as he's seen as a top slot corners in the league.
Munnerlyn (ankle) is active for Thursday's game in Detroit. With Terrence Newman (neck) out of commission, Munnerlyn could experience an uptick in snaps, despite Trae Waynes entering the starting lineup. As a result, the potential exists for Munnerlyn to muster more than his typical tackle count (4.0 per game).
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