Chicago Bears Sign Veteran Cornerback Tracy Porter

By David Kenyon

The Chicago Bears announced Monday morning that they have signed cornerback Tracy Porter to a one-year deal.

Porter, who is best known for a game-sealing pick-six to help the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, played in just three games last season due to injury.

A second-round pick in 2008, Porter has tallied 287 tackles and 10 interceptions, but he’s only played one full season (2013) during his seven-year NFL career.

Chicago desperately needs help in the secondary behind Tim Jennings and Kyle Fuller, since the backups—Alan Ball, Sherrick McManus, Demontre Hurst and Al Louis-Jean—are unproven, to say the least.

Aaron Leming of the Bear Report summed up Porter’s signing perfectly:

Chicago GM Ryan Pace, who spent the 14 years in New Orleans before accepting his new position with the Windy City in January, is certainly familiar with the 28-year-old. Pace likely signed Porter to be the team’s nickelback.

Contract details are unavailable at this time.

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