Amukamara is locked into a starting role at cornerback opposite Kyle Fuller and is looking to build on a solid first season with the Bears, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports. Amukamara, who re-signed with Chicago on a three-year, $27 million deal, boldly proclaimed his individual goal of intercepting 10 passes, but he would do well to match the career-high three picks he tallied in 2014. Barring a surge in turnover production, Amukamara doesn't project as a major IDP asset from the defensive backfield. After posting 85 tackles in 2013, Amukamara has finished with no more than 63 in any of his last four seasons.
Amukamara is in line to re-sign with the Bears, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Nothing is certain yet, the the expectation is Amukamara will be wearing blue and orange in 2018. In his seventh pro season, Amukamara made 48 tackles (45 solo) and broke up seven passes in 14 games, but he failed to make an interception for the second straight year.
Amukamara tallied 48 tackles along with seven passes defensed in 14 games. Amukamara has posted at least 46 tackles in each of the last six seasons, but he hasn't picked off a pass in either of the last two campaigns. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he'll likely be playing for his fourth team in four years while being a middling IDP option at cornerback.
Amukamara (ankle) was a full participant at the Bears' Thursday practice, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM reports. Amukamara has been dealing with the ankle injury since late August, so it's good to see him put a full practice in. The oft-injured cornerback looks to be on track to make his season debut against Antonio Brown and the Steelers on Sunday.
Amukamara (ankle) is inactive Sunday for the Bears' Week 2 game against the Buccaneers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. The absence of their top corner is a major blow to a Bears defense that was already set to have its hands full with containing Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and a Tampa Bay receiving unit ripe with high-level talent. Amukamara was at least able to practice three times in a limited capacity this week, so he could have a more realistic shot at playing in the Bears' Week 3 matchup with the Steelers.
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