Free Agency: CB DJ Moore signs one year contract with Panthers

Jonathan Daniel

The Panthers are expected to add yet another veteran cornerback on a one year deal to their roster. The signing of Moore will add some intrigue to the ongoing discussions with free agent CB Captain Munnerlyn, and possibly signals the end of his time in Carolina.

Chicago Tribune writer Vaughn McClure just tweeted that DJ Moore is expected to sign a one year contract with the Panthers today. The terms of the deal are undisclosed at the present time, but it will most likely be an inexpensive deal similar to the one Drayton Florence signed last week.

I posted a small bio on Moore yesterday, but in case you've forgotten already, here's a little info on him from his time with the Bears, courtesy of 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.

This signing doesn't really come as a surprise since Moore met with the team yesterday, but the one thing it does is muddies the water on a potential Captain Munnerlyn contract agreement. With the additions of both Florence and Moore, there really is no reason to bring Munnerlyn back on a multi-year deal unless the Panthers just want to use one of the three as a special teams player and emergency cornerback (which isn't out of the realm of possibility - it's just unlikely).

As always, stay tuned to CSR for breaking information on the contract details as we will provide them when they become available.

Update: Moore has confirmed via Twitter that he has signed a one year contract with the Panthers. Terms are still undisclosed, but we will update again when that information is known.

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