Marcus Cooper Visiting Bears

Free agent cornerback Marcus Cooper is visiting with the Bears, according to Jeremy Fowler of (Twitter link).Marcus Cooper

Chicago is the third team known to be eyeing Cooper, as both the Jets and Steelers reportedly have interest in the 27-year-old defensive back. The Bears have already addressed their secondary this week, agreeing to terms with corner Prince Amukamara on a one-year deal, and inking veteran safety Quintin Demps to a three-year pact. Chicago can use all the help it can get in the back end, however, as safety Adrian Amos was the only sure starting-caliber player the club boasted coming into the offseason.

Initially arriving in Kansas City as a waiver claim, Cooper became an instant contributor for the 2013 Chiefs, intercepting three passes. But Cooper’s role slowly began to diminish in the years that followed. After starting 27 games between the ’13 and ’14 slates, Cooper seldom played on a 2015 Chiefs team that only used two cornerbacks in dime packages. Pro Football Focus, though, is less bullish on Cooper’s resurgence last season, slotting the now-27-year-old defender as its No. 101 full-time corner.


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5 comments on “Marcus Cooper Visiting Bears

  1. pullhitter445

    Typical bears move if he signs in Chicago. This organization is one of the worst in the entire NFL.

    • Greg

      You do know that last year he was a starter for the cardinals and got named a pro bowl alternate right? Typical bears signing… if they can sign this guy he is an instant upgrade. Pace has a strong plan and that’s not to break the bank on ppl in free agency. Players that usually end up there are there because of something that’s not being said as to why their current team isn’t willing to bring them back. He has done a pretty good job these past two years signing guys who aren’t to old, can contribute to our team, and not cost a shit ton of cap space. Hence the reason he didn’t keep bidding on guys like bouye and Gilmore. Even if I as a die hard bears fan didn’t agree with him not trying harder to get one of them, after seeing what the jags and patriots paid for them, I’m glad we didnt. Like I said I see his plan coming to fruition and like where they are heading. It reminds me kinda of what the cubbies did to get to where they are. We as bears fans just need to be patient and let him do his job and you, as I can clearly tell by your comment that you’re a fan of another team, will soon see the monsters of the midway again.

  2. Muhammad

    Would be great if we sign cooper and butler and o-lineman Compton


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