Vikings Sign CB Captain Munnerlyn To Three-Year Contract

Right at the start of the free agent signing period, the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly had interest in unrestricted free agent cornerbacks Alterraun Verner, Nolan Carroll and Captain Munnerlyn. As of today, all three have signed with new teams as Munnerlyn has now agreed to a 3-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings that has a max value of $15 million.

At 5’8″, it’s not surprising that Munnerlyn was the last of the trio to sign and it’s hard to believe that the Steelers really had any interest in him as he’s really best suited to play in the slot as opposed to outside.

If the Steelers wind up signing a free agent cornerback moving forward, it will only be for depth purposes and that player better be a solid special teams player to boot.

The Steelers will more than likely draft two cornerbacks come May just like they did in 2011 when they selected Cutis Brown and Cortez Allen.

Several of the latest mock drafts are starting to tab either Justin Gilbert or Darqueze Dennard as the Steelers first round selection. We’ll probably see even more of that moving forward now that most appear to finally be off of the Louis Nix III bandwagon and because the Steelers added safety Mike Mitchell via free agency.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert attended the Pro Days of both Gilbert and Dennard, and that’s not really all that shocking.

  • gene mann

    We have bigger needs than adding a small CB at this point

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Gilbert and SJB would be nice. But they could also use a DL guy in the first 3 rounds, LB in the first 3 rounds. Oh, I forgot the tall WR as well. Do we have 5 picks in the first 3 rounds? I guess not. Oh, well. They will do the usual thing and find some guys soon.

    Here’s an article for you: The Steelers sign very few guys until after the draft! Why? Easy. You pick the best available in the draft. They will have money leftover plus the extra money after June 1. At that point there will still be a whole load on FA’s starting to get desperate to sign. They will gladly go to the Steelers for a lot less than the guys being signed right now.

    Hey, guys, I just figured out what the Steelers have been planning all along.

  • Steelers12328882

    Expensive for a nickel back.

  • steelster

    Does your crystal ball for see anymore championships in the next decade

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Yes, but I am afraid Troy and the others will not be around for a repeat. Let’s hope Ben is still here, otherwise it could get ugly.

  • shawn

    agreed .. we dont need a “Captain Munchkin” … Dave is on point by saying he belongs more in the slot !

  • steelster

    Don’t worry the steelers will draft big ben’s son and it will be not only the first father, son qb’s to win the superbowl but also for the same team.