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Chicago Bears sign Tracy Porter

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Earlier today the Chicago Bears added a 90th man to their off season roster by signing cornerback Tracy Porter.

The 5'11", 188 pound, 29 year old Porter has played 7 years in the NFL, most recently with Washington. He was originally a 2nd round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2008, and it was as a Saint when he had a 74 yard interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIV. That pick-6 off of Peyton Manning helped seal New Orleans' first ever Super Bowl championship.

Porter then moved on to the Denver Broncos in 2012, where he played one season for current Bears head coach John Fox. He spent 2013 in Oakland and that was the only season Porter played in all 16 games.

Last year in Washington, he only played in 3 games before being placed on injured reserve. The Redskins released him just last month in a move that will save them over $2 million.

Porter has 60 starts in 68 career games, with 10 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles.

He'll compete for a roster spot with Alan Ball, Qumain Black, Bryce Callahan, Kyle Fuller, Jacoby Glenn, Demontre Hurst, Tim Jennings, Al Louis-Jean, Sherrick McManis and Terrance Mitchell.

Anyone surprised the Bears went with a defensive back for their last spot on the roster?