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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on a three-year deal.

Munnerlyn visited team headquarters on Thursday and came to an agreement after meeting with team officials.

Locking up Munnerlyn helped the Vikings address another big need on a defense that struggled last season. Munnerlyn spent the first five seasons of his career with the Carolina Panthers.

Last season, the 25-year-old had a career-high 74 tackles and 3½ sacks. He also returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns and has five defensive touchdowns in his career.

Munnerlyn was a 7th round pick out of South Carolina. He has started 50 games and in 2013 was named to USA Today's "All-Joe" team.

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