Joe Person (real name, not just speaking in regards to the average person) of The Charlotte Observer reports that the Bears have made a one-year offer to free-agent cornerback Captain Munnerlyn:



Munnerlyn, who turns 25 in April, served as the Carolina Panthers' nickel back and would likely play the same position for the Bears. What's funny is the Panthers signed former Bears nickel back D.J. Moore to replace Munnerlyn after the Bears said they were not interested in bringing Moore back. It's believed that the Bears would like to bring back free-agent cornerback Kelvin Hayden, who replaced Moore at nickel back for the Bears shortly into the 2012 season. However, Hayden has plenty of experience starting, and may be looking for a starting opportunity or at least more money than the Bears are willing to offer.

Munnerlyn is 5'8", 190, and has played all four of his NFL seasons with the Panthers after being selected by them in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He's only missed three games over that time, and has started 34 games for Carolina. In 2012, Munnerlyn had 61 tackles, two interceptions, two touchdowns, and nine pass deflections.

We'll let you know more on Munnerlyn and what the Bears do for their slot corner position as the information breaks.

UPDATE: Captin Munnerlyn tweets that he is staying with the Panthers. Perhaps the Bears showing interest got the Panthers to give him the offer he was looking for:
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