Former Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara has agreed to a deal with the Arizona Cardinals, according to the team’s Twitter page.
Amukamara signed with the team’s practice squad Tuesday afternoon. The official terms of the deal are one year, $144,000. The Las Vegas Raiders released him on August 31st. However, he never played for the Raiders after signing a one year, 1.1875 million dollar deal with them in the offseason.
Impact on the Team
Amukamara could quickly begin to see snaps on game days with depth lacking at the cornerback spot for the Cardinals. Additionally, the only cornerbacks listed on the Cardinals depth chart are Patrick Peterson, Dre Kirkpatrick, Kevin Peterson, and Byron Murphy.
Also, not many years has Amukumara removed from productive NFL football. In just 2018, Amukamara recorded three interceptions and 57 solo tackles with the Chicago Bears. He also only allowed a 57% completion percentage on 89 targets, a relatively reliable number in comparison to some of the league’s top corners. The Cardinals hope that Amukamara can help contain some of the NFC West’s most elite receivers when his number is eventually called.