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The Panthers’ nickel cornerback was told he will be released this afternoon." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteCat Scratch Readera Carolina Panthers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsAboutPanthersOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomFiled under:Carolina Panthers free agency 2019Carolina Panthers release cornerback Captain Munnerlyn Greg Olsen Jersey 2019 , per reportsNew,82commentsThe Panthers’ nickel cornerback was told he will be released this afternoon.ESTShareTweetShareShareCarolina Panthers release cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, per reportsKim Klement-USA TODAY SportsAccording to a league source, the Panthers have informed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn of his release. Munnerlyn will not be designated as a ‘post-June 1 cut’ and the Panthers will save $2 million against the 2019 salary cap with this move.Munnerlyn had become a very familiar face in Carolina over the years. He was drafted in 2009 as a seventh-round pick and grew to become a solid corner for the Panthers over the years. He played for the Vikings in a three-year stint before coming back to Carolina as a free agent in 2014.The nickel cornerback had 47 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, and one interception in 2018. He played in all sixteen games, but he only started in five of those games. The Panthers decided to cut Munnerlyn earlier than the June 1st deadline in order to save $2 million in cap space. This is definitely intriguing to see Blue Greg Olsen Jersey , especially after the Panthers recently announced the release of safety Mike Adams. It seems as though this team is trying to revitalize its secondary by cutting veterans who have become less productive on the field over the years. The Panthers are making more moves as the NFL Draft gets closer by the day. What do you think, Panthers fans? The Panthers are in good shape with their special teams unit heading into the 2019 season thanks to The Specialists." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesCat Scratch Reader homepageHorizontal - WhiteCat Scratch Readera Carolina Panthers communityFollow Cat Scratch Reader online:Follow Cat Scratch Reader on TwitterFollow Cat Scratch Reader on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchCat Scratch Reader main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsAboutPanthersOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 Training CampCSR Film RoomPanthers 2018 season review: Special teamsNew,5commentsThe Panthers are in good shape with their special teams unit heading into the 2019 season thanks to The Specialists.ESTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options foranthers 2018 season review: Special teamsTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailThe Panthers’ 2018 season may not have turned out the way they wanted it to, but that wasn’t the fault of their special teams unit. (In fact, they beat the Giants in Week 5 thanks to a 63-yard field goal.) Because kickers and punters are everyone’s favorite topic to discuss, let’s take a closer look at what Graham Gano, Michael Palardy and J.J. Jansen offered the Panthers in 2018.KickerGano was the team’s kicker for the first 12 games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury. In those 12 games he was 14-for-16 in field goal attempts (87.5%) and 30-for-33 in extra point attempts (90.9%). One of his misses was from 30-39 yards while the other was from 50+. Gano’s most exciting kick in 2018 was the 63-yarder he nailed in the closing seconds to help the Panthers beat the Giants in Week 5.Gano injured his knee in practice before the Panthers’ Week 14 game against the Browns and was placed on injured reserve two weeks later. Chandler Catanzaro was signed to fill in for Gano over the final four weeks of the season. Catanzaro was 5-for-5 in field goal attempts and 7-for-8 in extra points in his four weeks with the Panthers.Heading into 2019 it’s Gano’s job to lose considering the amount of money the Panthers have tied into the position. I’m sure the coaching staff will bring someone into training camp to ‘push Gano’ during the preseason Kawann Short Jersey 2019 , but unless he injures himself or completely forgets how to kick a football it’s almost a guarantee that Gano will be the Panthers’ kicker in 2019.PunterPalardy was rewarded in 2018 with a three-year contract extension worth $7.5 million after setting a franchise record for net punting average in 2017.The Panthers will have Palardy’s services until the end of the 2021 season, so it’s safe to say that he will be dropping bombs for Carolina in 2019. While he’s no Brad Nortman, it’s nice that the Panthers have a quality punter who can flip the field if needed for the next few years.Long snapperJansen’s name doesn’t come up very often in discussions about the Panthers, and that’s just the way he would like it. Normally, you don’t know who the long snapper is unless he’s really bad at his job, and the fact that you never see or hear anything about Jansen says a lot about how good he is at whippin’ the football back to Palardy. Jansen is under contract until 2020 at just over $1 million per year, so there’s a pretty good chance that he’ll be on the roster for the duration of the contract.What’s next?We shouldn’t expect to see any changes heading into the 2019 season. All three players are under reasonably affordable contracts (well Blue Kawann Short Jersey , maybe not Gano... but he’s here whether we like it or not) and provided enough value in 2018 to keep them around for at least another year. Other than the minor issue of Gano being slightly overpaid, the Panthers are in good shape with their specialists. They have a good long snapper, a good punter and a good kicker. Hopefully that continues to be true in 2019 and beyond.Author’s note: Despite what Gano, Palardy and Jansen may have accomplished on the field in 2018, nothing will ever top the moment they became The Specialists. Nothing.