Amukamara inked a one-year deal with the Bears on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. The 27-year-old heads to Chicago after a 2016 campaign in which he logged 49 tackles in 14 games (including 12 starts) with the Jaguars. He figures to compete for a starting role with fellow veteran Tracy Porter and third-year man Kyle Fuller (knee). Amukamara's biggest issue throughout his career has been his health, as he has never played a full season during his six years in the league.
Amukamara will test the market once free agency commences, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports. According to Pro Football Focus, Amukamara was ranked as the NFL's No. 25 cornerback this past season and will get looks from other franchises in free agency. Health has been an issue for Amukamara, as he has played only one full season in his six-year career, but when healthy the 6-foot, 202-pounder has proven to be solid in pass coverage. The 27-year-old logged 49 tackles in 14 games (including 12 starts) with the Jaguars in 2016.
Amukamara (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Amukamara appears to be ready for Thursday's tilt against the Titans after seeing limited reps in practice both Monday and Tuesday. If he suffers any kind of setback, look for Aaron Colvin to see additional reps at cornerback.
Amukamara (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. Amukamara was limited in practice on Wednesday but returned to field as a full participant Thursday, a sign that the veteran has pretty good odds of playing Sunday against the Jaguars. If he is cleared to play he could see his reps monitored, meaning Josh Johnson and Dwayne Gratz could potentially be the only reserved cornerbacks.
Amukamara (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Amukamura said on Monday that he expected to play in this weekend's contest after missing the team's tilt with Baltimore, and his limited participation gives some optimism regarding the cornerback's status. Whether Amukamura will be active or not will likely be more clear based on his participation over the next few days.