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 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.
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.
Amukamara is in danger of missing his second consecutive game while playing for his new team. The Bears defense was able to contain Matt Ryan and the Falcons to 23 points in Week 1, but Amukamara's presence would help shore up Chicago's secondary against DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans of the Bucs.
Amukamara (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Amukamara carried a doubtful designation heading into the weekend, so it was fully expected that he'd be sidelined for the season opener. Without the services of their top cover corner, the Bears will be forced to lean heavily on the likes of Marcus Cooper, Kyle Fuller and Bryce Callahan to shadow Julio Jones, which could translate to a big day for the Falcons' superstar wideout.
|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|
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|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|