The bears have a new player in their roster and that is non other veteran NFL player Tracy Porter who just signed a new one-year contract with The Bears. While playing for the Washington Redskins last year, Porter appeared only thrice for the team but was forced to miss the remainder of the season after his right shoulder suffered an AC joint separation after which he was placed on the teams injured reserve.
Porter has had a very bright career and he played a very important role during New Orleans Super Bowl XLIV win. During the game he intercepted a 74 yards pass during the fourth quarter from Payton Manning and went on to score a touchdown.
In his career he has managed to start up 60 games and he has made stops in a number of NFL teams including the Denver Broncos in 2012, the New Orleans Saints between 2008 to 2011, the Washington in 2014 and the Oakland in 2013. He also managed 288 tackles during his career, 52 pass breakups, 10 interceptions, three recovery fumble and lastly four fumbles that were forced.
While speaking with the ChicagoBears.com, Porter opened up about his new deal with the Bears saying that it’s a blessing to still be able to play at the NFL.
“Me being able to play in the NFL right now is a blessing,” he said adding that, “the deal felt right and it came at the right moment. To be in a position where I am familiar with the team’s coach as well as the a lot of people in the front office was some of the things which made me sign up with them.”