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Prince Amukamara wants to find a home with Bears

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After spending the first five years of his career with the New York Giants, cornerback Prince Amukamara is on his second new team in as many years.

Following a mostly forgettable season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Amukamara signed with the Chicago Bears in March. Now he’s hoping he can show enough this season to stick with the team beyond his one-year contract.

I don’t want to start bouncing around teams,” Amukamara said, via Chris Emma of 670 The Score. “I want to find a home somewhere soon, what I did in New York. I’m trying to give this team everything I’ve got.

“Every one-year deal is a prove-it deal for the player. That’s just my mindset this year.”

Amukamara appeared in 14 games with Jacksonville last season with 12 starts, but didn’t record an interception all season for the first time in his career. He finished the year with 49 tackles and six passes defended.

Amukamara joins a Bears secondary than struggled heavily in 2016. With Chicago adding just one defensive back through the draft in safety Eddie Jackson, Amukamara has a chance to lead the Bears cornerback group forward. If he can help turn the unit around, he may be able to call Chicago home for longer than just one fall.

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6 Responses to “Prince Amukamara wants to find a home with Bears”
  1. intrafinesse says: Jun 30, 2017 6:16 AM

    He was OK with the Giants but got injured a lot, maybe because he’s a good tackler and got in the thick of things.

  2. jets4life says: Jun 30, 2017 6:58 AM

    Wish the Jets would of got him..if he can stay Healthy not a bad CB..

  3. bitw44 says: Jun 30, 2017 8:02 AM

    Prince is a solid player. He deserves some type of security

  4. joshgordonsbong says: Jun 30, 2017 9:45 AM

    There’s def much worse DB’s signed to long term deals in this league

  5. eagleslayer says: Jun 30, 2017 9:54 AM

    You get long term deals when you play FULL seasons, which Amukamara has never done… No team is going to give him that. He’s “good”, but nowhere near great. There’s a reason the Giants secondary improved after he left.

    He’ll be a journeyman for his last few seasons in the NFL… Hey, you’re still in the NFL, don’t complain.

  6. nobamano says: Jun 30, 2017 10:49 PM

    If the front seven can generate legitimate pressure, he may find a home. As all the other commentors have aptly stated, he (and everyone else on Defense) must stay on the field.

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