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NFL Free Agency: CB Captain Munnerlyn an unlikely option for Giants

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Veteran would add depth, but might have better offers

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The New York Giants already have three quality cornerbacks in Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple. In a league where three-wide receiver sets have become the norm and more and more tight ends are actually just big-bodied wide receivers you can never have enough good cornerbacks.

With that in mind, let’s discuss whether or not an experienced slot cornerback like Captain Munnerlyn might interest the Giants.

The Giants signed Leon Hall to add veteran depth last season, and it seems unlikely the 32-year-old will be back for another season. Munnerlyn, 29, is an eight-year veteran with 80 career starts and 124 games of experience. On the surface, he would be an upgrade from reserve corners Trevin Wade and Coty Sensabaugh. He would provide insurance in the slot for DRC.

Would Munnerlyn come to the Giants, where the amount of playing time he would receive might be limited if the team’s top three corners are healthy? Would the Giants pay for a player who might start the season as their fourth corner? Munnerlyn might be looking for more than the Giants would be willing to spend.

Munnerlyn was 49th among 112 cornerbacks graded by Pro Football Focus in 2016. SB Nation’s Daily Norseman thinks Munnerlyn will reach the free agent market. Munnerlyn will probably have suitors who would pay more and offer more money, but it doesn’t hurt to talk about the possibility of him coming to the Giants.

If he does reach free agency, would you like to see the Giants at least kick the tires?