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Former Bears CB and South Carolina native DJ Moore has scheduled a visit with the Carolina Panthers. If signed, Moore would almost certainly be the replacement for current free agent Captain Munnerlyn.
According to a tweet by the Chicago Tribune's Vaughn McClure, former Bears cornerback and South Carolina native DJ Moore is scheduled to meet with the Panthers sometime this week. If signed, Moore would almost certainly be a replacement for current free agent Captain Munnerlyn, as the two players are similar in stature and both see most of their playing time at the Nickel Corner position.
Below is a little more information on Moore's stint in Chicago, from Wikipedia:
Moore was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. On May 29, 2009, he signed a 4-year deal with Chicago, signing him through 2012. Moore appeared in three games in his rookie season, serving as a backup cornerback behind Charles Tillman and Corey Graham at the left cornerback position. [Since] the 2010 Season, Moore has seen considerable playing time contributing as the nickelback when the team leaves its base 4-3 coverage.
Obviously this wouldn't be a Revis or Asomugha type signing, but I don't see any issue with the Panthers kicking the tires on Moore to see if he's interested in coming to Carolina. While adding him to the roster to replace Munnerlyn would be nice, I doubt that the Panthers will offer him anything more than a one year contract, so if you're sitting on the edge of your seat hoping Moore signs with the Panthers you might want to contain yourself so your hopes and dreams aren't crushed by The Gettlemeister.
At the present time we don't know when the meeting is scheduled to happen, other than it's sometime this week. We also don't know how interested the Panthers are in signing Moore, or how it relates to their attempts (or lack thereof) to re-sign Captain Munnerlyn. This could be the free agent Rivera et al have been targeting all along, or it could just be them doing their due diligence just in case they can't work out a deal with Munnerlyn.
As always, stay tuned to CSR for any updates on this situation, as we will provide any new information when it becomes available.
Hat tip to rscott94 who posted this as a fan shot.