Early this morning the Chicago Bears waived 30 year old cornerback Tracy Porter. Originally a second round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2008 NFL Draft, Porter played the last two years with the Bears, racking up 83 tackles, 21 passes defended, 3 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles, while playing in 30 games, with 28 starts.
During his nine year career, he played for the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins between his time in New Orleans and Chicago.
The last few weeks has seen the Bears add cornerbacks Marcus Cooper, Prince Amukamara and B.W. Webb, and re-sign corners Bryce Callahan and Johnthan Banks. Other corners on the current roster include, Kyle Fuller, Sherrick McManis, Rashaad Reynolds, Cre'Von LeBlanc, Jacoby Glenn, De'Vante Bausby and Deiondre' Hall. Reports indicate that Hall will get a look at safety this offseason.
Cutting Porter will save the Bears $3,600,000 in cap space, with $600,000 counting towards dead money. Cutting him now will also give Porter the chance to catch on elsewhere before teams get too deep into their offeason programs.
What are your thoughts on this move?
Any other veteran Bears that you expect to get cut?