CB - LV
Former Giants and Bears CB Prince Amukamara has officially agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Raiders.
It was announced last week that Amukamara would sign with the Raiders, and that signing became official on Monday. To make room for the veteran corner, Las Vegas waived CB Nick Nelson. Amukamara joins a relatively young secondary and will likely find himself playing on the outside for the Raiders. The former first-rounder will provide veteran leadership for the younger guys around him.
Free agent CB Prince Amukamara has agreed to terms on a deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.
The former first-round pick will join his fourth-team in his 10th NFL season. He’ll bring a veteran presence to a defense that needs the leadership. In his career, he’s totaled 477 tackles and 10 INTs. He’s mostly underwhelmed throughout his career given how highly-touted he was coming out of Nebraska, but he’ll get another opportunity to prove himself with a clean slate with the Silver and Black.
The Jets are reportedly interested in signing free agent Prince Amukamara.
After nine seasons and three teams, the Bears decided to let Amukamara walk this offseason but the former first-round pick still has enough gas in his tank to contribute as a solid coverage cornerback. At 30-years-old, Amukamara lacks the speed and athleticism that he once had but makes up for it with a nose for the ball and resilience, only missing six games over the last four years after battling a slew of injuries early in his career. If he were to sign with the Jets he would immediately assume their top cornerback slot.
Bears starting cornerback Prince Amukamara is officially inactive for the team's Week 14 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football due to a hamstring injury.
Amukamara was listed as doubtful due to the hamstring injury, so his status should not come as a surprise. Buster Skrine is expected to step up in his absence.
Prince Amukamara finished Sunday's 15-6 win over the Rams with six total tackles and his third interception this season.
Amukamara has been having a very respectable season and is currently third on the team in total tackles with 57 through Week 14. He is a CB1 in most IDP leagues.