The Cardinals signed Amukamara to the practice squad Tuesday. Amukamara failed to make the final roster in Las Vegas during training camp after starting for the Bears over the last three seasons and racking up 29 pass breakups and three interceptions. He's finally found a new team after visiting with the Cardinals last week. The Cardinals' secondary has actually been decent, allowing 222.4 passing yards per game -- the fifth-best rate in the league. Nevertheless, Amukamara should have a chance to climb the depth chart in Arizona.
Amukamara was released by the Raiders on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The 31-year-old cornerback has 99 NFL starts to his name, including 42 for Chicago the past three seasons. He's never been the best at producing turnovers, but his work in coverage has typically been solid. The Raiders apparently weren't impressed with what they saw in training camp, cutting Amukamara loose less than four months after they signed him to a one-year contract. Trayvon Mullen and rookie first-round pick Damon Arnette look like the favorites to start at cornerback in Las Vegas.
The Bears released Amukamara on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Amukamara started 42 games the past three years in Chicago, averaging 55.7 tackles, 9.7 pass defenses and one interception per season. He arguably took a step back in 2019, but he still finished 41st among 113 qualified cornerbacks in PFF's grading. Amukamara will turn 31 in June and should be able to find another starting job.
Amukamara was active but failed to record a tackle in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17, and he ended the season with 53 tackles over 14 games. Amukamara has typically averaged about four tackles per game over most of his nine-year career, but he's failed to pick off a pass in three of his last four seasons. He'll enter the last year of his deal with the Bears in 2020, and he'll likely continue to be a low-upside IDP option.
Amukamara (hamstring) is active for Sunday's divisional contest against the Vikings. Amukamara initially was listed as questionable for Sunday's regular-season finale, but he's managed to shed his hamstring injury in time to take the field. The veteran cornerback is set to draw his usual start across from Kyle Fuller in Week 17.
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