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 in 2016 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 he has proven to be solid in pass coverage. Keep an eye on his status once free agency begins March 9.
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 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 Colts. 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.
Amukamura said on Monday that he expects 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 likely will be clearer based on his participation over the next few days.
|P2||8/19/17||@ ARI||10:00 pm|
|P3||8/27/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|4||9/28/17||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|2011||New York Giants||7||14||12.0||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2012||New York Giants||13||53||45.0||8||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2013||New York Giants||16||85||76.0||9||0||1||-4||-4.0||-4||0||14|
|2014||New York Giants||8||46||37.0||9||0||3||66||22.0||38||0||11|
|2015||New York Giants||11||63||55.0||8||0||1||6||6.0||6||0||10|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||New York Giants||7||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2012||New York Giants||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||11||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|