After failing to complete the free agent deal with Bashaud Breeland, the Carolina Panthers have now reinforced the position.

The organization has officially announced the re-signing of cornerback LaDarius Gunter to a one-year deal, via Max Henson of the Panthers website. Gunter wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent.

Gunter, 25, entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2015. After playing just seven games and starting none, he was elevated as a starter in 2016 when he broke up 12 passes and forced two fumbles in 15 games started.

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A year ago, Gunter played four games in Cheesehead land prior to being picked up by the Panthers off waivers.

Deciding to place a tender on Gunter would have cost Carolina $1.9 million. By taking the risk of bypassing the tender, the Panthers now get him back at less than the aforementioned number.

Remember, Carolina first signed free-agent prize Bashaud Breeland to kick off free agency, but it didn't stick as he failed his physical. In looking to close that positional gap, they've brought in free agent veteran Ross Cockrell and re-signed Gunter.

Gunter and Cockrell join cornerbacks James Bradberry, Kevon Seymour, Captain Munnerlyn, Corn Elder, Zack Sanchez and Cole Luke on the depth chart.