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Carolina Panthers’ Captain Munnerlyn visiting Minnesota Vikings

Carolina Panthers free agent cornerback Captain Munnerlyn confirmed Wednesday he’s visiting the Minnesota Vikings this week – the first of three visits for the sixth-year player.

Munnerlyn also has trips scheduled to Tampa Bay and the New York Jets, according to a league source. Munnerlyn said at the end of last season he hoped to stay with Carolina, but the Panthers have yet to offer him a contract, the source said.

Munnerlyn, the Panthers’ seventh-round pick in 2009, had three sacks and two interceptions – both of which he returned for touchdowns – last season.

The Panthers saw free safety Mike Mitchell sign with the Steelers on Tuesday. Two other defensive backs – corner Drayton Florence and strong safety Quintin Mikell – also are free agents, but are not expected to return.

In other free agency news Wednesday, Panthers free agent tackle Bruce Campbell signed a one-year deal with the Redskins.

Campbell, who came to Carolina via a trade with Oakland, played five games in two seasons with the Panthers. He missed all of 2013 following season-ending shoulder surgery.

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