49ers Meet With CB Ladarius Gunter

The 49ers met with Panthers free agent cornerback Ladarius Gunter on Thursday, GM John Lynch said (Twitter link via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area). The Panthers did not extend a restricted free agent tender to Gunter earlier this month, but they are said to have interest in a reunion at a lesser rate.

Gunter, 26 in May, had the most defensive snaps of any Packers cornerback in 2016. Last September, the Panthers picked him up after he slid down Green Bay’s depth chart and was released after just one game. His playing time didn’t improve much from there – he appeared in just four games for Carolina last year and did not record an official statistic.

After signing running back Jerick McKinnon, center Weston Richburg, and cornerback Richard Sherman, the 49ers have stayed relatively quiet in free agency. Their most recent move of note was signing guard Jonathan Cooper to a one-year deal.

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  1. Thronson5

    Wouldn’t be a bad addition for depth purposes. While I do like the moves the 9ers have made this offseason I don’t necessarily feel great about them. I feel like they could’ve done more seeing as how they are really close to competing. I do however think if you mix last years moved and this years moves this new regime has done a good job. Just thought they’d do more having all that money. I guess the draft will give me more clarity on what exact this team is going to look like. Just thought they really could’ve done better with the OL and need more at LB plus could’ve used another WR and need more depth at CB Incase Sherman doesn’t bounce back. I guess that’s what the draft is for. Should be an interesting season especially if these moves pay off that they have made and I’m super excited for next season.

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