The Chicago Bears have signed cornerback Marcus Cooper, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals, to a three year contract. The 27 year old Cooper (6’2”, 192 pounds) was originally a 7th round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2013. Current Bears’ coaches, Vic Fangio and Ed Donatell, were coaching in San Francisco back then.
Cooper was released in the last wave of cuts as a rookie, and the Kansas City Chiefs claimed him off waivers. He played three years with the Chiefs, before playing last season in Arizona where he had a career year. He played in 15 games, with 13 starts, making 69 tackles, 4 interceptions (1 TD), and 11 passes defended.
The Bears continue adding to their defensive backfield, and while the new players aren’t the top of the pile blockbuster contracts many fans were hoping for, they have upgraded the roster.
Cooper joins Prince Amukamara and Quintin Demps as brand new members of Chicago’s secondary. Earlier today, the Bears brought cornerback Johnthan Banks back into the mix as well.
Big thanks to the man up above. You are awesome. I couldn't thank you enough. Chi Town Im excited to be apart of something special!— Marcus Cooper (@Mr_Cooper860) March 11, 2017
What are your thoughts on the revamped Bears’ secondary?