David Amerson set to visit Bears

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Cornerback David Amerson got cut by the Raiders on Monday, which means he’s free to sign with another team right away.

Amerson isn’t waiting to take advantage of that opportunity. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Amerson is set to visit with the Bears on Wednesday.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy came to Chicago from Kansas City, so he’s seen a lot of Amerson on tape and on the field over the last few years while preparing for matchups with the Raiders.

He didn’t see quite as much of Amerson in 2017 as he missed 10 games while dealing with a foot injury. He started 33 games overall in his three years with Oakland.

Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller played the most snaps at cornerback for Chicago in 2017, but both are set for free agency so the team could have a very different look at the position whether Amerson signs or not.

6 responses to “David Amerson set to visit Bears

  1. As a Bears fan, I was wondering if this was coming. Kyle Fuller had a great year but was mediocre at best up till then. Even if the Bears plan to re-sign him it would be wise for them to hedge their bets.

  2. I have to agree with Bassplucker. Fuller played well this year but it was a contract year and it’s true before that he was not good. The Bears needs are many. I hope the Bears can get some more consistency at the position. Hoping the Bears trade down and increase their chances in the draft.

  3. One of the few times I disagree with Bassplucker. I think Fuller was in the right to not come back too quickly from the minor surgery he had the year before. And even before that I thought he showed signs of being a pretty darn good corner, although I don’t think he always played his best on the field. 2017 showed he has the ability to be very good. I suspect there may already be a burned bridge here because of how things went in 2016. We’ll see. I would like to see Fuller back in a Bears uniform next year but I’m not too hopeful that will happen given all that has gone down to this point.

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