Captain Munnerlyn says he'll start at corner and move into the slot
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have their two starting cornerbacks, according to new free-agent signing Captain Munnerlyn.
Munnerlyn, 25, signed a three-year deal worth up to $15 million on Thursday and said on a conference call that he will start for the Vikings -- presumably alongside 2013 first-round pick Xavier Rhodes -- and slide into the nickel cornerback role when the package calls for him to do so.
"I'm going to start at cornerback and move into the nickel when [opponents] come out in the 11 personnel when they have three receivers in the game," Munnerlyn said. "I'm excited about my role, I'm ready to step up more and show some of the young guys how to be a pro. I had to learn from somebody ad now it's my time to be a teacher."
The Vikings had initially wanted to sign Munnerlyn for four or five years, but gave into Munnerlyn's demands that he wanted a shorter deal. He had other visits set up with Tampa Bay and the New York Jets, but signed before leaving Minnesota on Thursday.
"Just prove to see if I can run them over for a little bit more, get an extension after year two," Munnerlyn said.