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Munnerlyn says he’s starting nickel back, has eyes on a better season

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Captain Munnerlyn acknowledges that he had a down season last year. Then the Vikings drafted a highly ranked cornerback, and Munnerlyn didn’t see as much playing time in the preseason as some other starters on defense.

Despite all that, Munnerlyn will be the team’s starting nickel back Monday night when the Vikings begin their season on the west coast against the San Francisco 49ers.

Munnerlyn had taken first-team reps as the slot corner in nickel packages, but his preseason workload left it somewhat unclear what his role would be once the season…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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