We are learning that the Chicago Bears are expected to sign cornerback Sojourn Shelton to their practice squad.
In his first year with the Badgers in 2013, Shelton played all 13 games in the season which included 12 starts at cornerback, in which he recorded thirty-six tackles, four interceptions (tying for third in the Big Ten), and seven pass breakups. He became the first true freshmen to start in a season opener since Travis Frederick in 2009. In 2014, he had a season that only included 33 tackles and 6 pass breakups.
In 2015, Shelton seemed to have an increasingly mediocre season, statistically. He recorded 27 tackles, one interception, and seven pass breakups. His sole interception came in the fourth quarter of the 2015 Holiday Bowl helping seal a 23-21 victory over The University of Southern California Trojans. In his final season with Wisconsin in 2016, he had a career high season in interceptions and pass breakups with 4 interceptions and 12 pass-breakups. On November 26, 2016, he logged a 2 interception game against Minnesota.
Shelton has played for the Cardinals, Eagles and Bengals since entering the NFL as an undrafted player in 2017.