Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The Carolina Panthers re-signed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on Thursday.
Munnerlyn, a four-year veteran, had become a free agent on March 12, but is coming back with the team that selected him in the seventh round of the 2009 draft.
"I'm happy. I got a chance to stay with this great organization, this great coaching staff," said Munnerlyn. "I didn't want to go somewhere and have to start over. Sometimes you have to, but I feel like I have a great situation here. Hopefully we can make a playoff run."
Last season he had two interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns, while totaling 61 tackles and nine passes defensed in 16 games, 11 of which were starts.
In 61 games over his career, Munnerlyn has recorded 208 tackles and five interceptions, returning three for touchdowns, along with 27 passes defensed.
Also on Thursday, the Panthers signed former Oakland safety Mike Mitchell, who had spent his first four NFL seasons with the Raiders.
Mitchell has appeared in 61 games with nine starts, compiling 139 tackles and two interceptions along with 10 passes defensed.