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Chicago Bears have signed former Redskins CB Tracy Porter

Tracy Porter the former Saints defensive back is now a Bear

Tracy Porter the former Saints defensive back is now a Bear

Today the Chicago Bears announced they signed veteran cornerback Tracy Porter to a one-year deal, giving them some depth in the secondary.

Porter was released by Washington earlier this offseason, a day after coach Jay Gruden said he had “flight issues” which kept him from the first day of OTAs.

Porter has also played for the Saints and Raiders, and spent a year with new Bears coach John Fox in Denver in 2012. Porter reunites with GM Ryan Pace and coach John Fox; he played from 2008-11 on Pace’s Saints and in 2012 on Fox’s Broncos. Tracy Porter was the Super Bowl hero for the Saints.

During that time, he started 60 of 68 games, recording 288 tackles, 10 interceptions and 52 pass breakups. He returned three picks for touchdowns. Porter also forced three fumbles and recovered three.

The Indiana alum was selected No. 40 overall in 2008.

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