The Panthers have placed starting cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on injured reserve with a strained left hamstring.
Darius Butler, acquired off waivers earlier this season from the Patriots, will start Saturday against the Bucs, coach Ron Rivera said.
R.J Stanford will be the team's nickel back.
The Panthers are also likely to be without starting strong safety Charles Godfrey, who is out with a strained right shoulder. He's listed as doubtful after missing practice again on Friday. If Godfrey can't start, then Jordan Pugh will get the nod.
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