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Updated: March 13th, 2014 5:12pm
Vikings ink cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to three-year deal

Vikings ink cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to three-year deal

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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The Vikings' defense has a new Captain. 

The Vikings have signed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to a three-year deal, according to the Associate Press. The deal could be worth as much as $15 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Munnerlyn, 25, played the last five seasons in Carolina, earning a reputation as one of the league's better slot cornerbacks. He tallied a career-high 74 tackles last season to go along with two interceptions and 3.5 sacks. 

Last season, the 25-year-old had a career-high 74 tackles and 3½ sacks. He also returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns and has five defensive touchdowns in his career.

Munnerlyn visited team headquarters on Thursday and came to an agreement after meeting with team officials.

Earlier this week, the Vikings officially re-signed defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year, $42 million deal, and they plucked defensive tackle Linval Joseph off the free agent list for five years, $31 million.

Not a bad week for Rick Spielman. 

The Associate Press contributed to this report.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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