Panthers re-sign CB Munnerlyn, sign S Mitchell

The Panthers have re-signed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and

signed unrestricted free agent safety Mike Mitchell from the

Oakland Raiders.

Both players signed one-year deals. The team announced the deals

Thursday.

They are the latest moves to improve a secondary looking to

replace long-time starting cornerback Chris Gamble, who was

released in a salary cap move. Carolina previously signed

unrestricted free agent cornerbacks D.J. Moore and Drayton

Florence.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says, ”Mitchell should provide

competition in the secondary and we know Captain is a tough,

hard-nosed competitor capable of making big plays.”

Munnerlyn played in all 16 games with 11 starts for the Panthers

in 2012.

Mitchell joins the Panthers after playing the first four seasons

of his career with the Raiders. He has nine career starts.