The Bears added secondary help on Saturday afternoon, signing free agent cornerback Marcus Cooper.
We're now hangin' with Mr. Cooper.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 11, 2017
Welcome to Chicago, Marcus Cooper! 🐻⬇️ pic.twitter.com/isc8vHfOQr
According to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, it's a three-year deal for the former Arizona Cardinals defensive back.
It's a three-year contract for the #Bears and CB Marcus Cooper.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) March 11, 2017
Cooper has turned his 2013 seventh-round draft status into a solid NFL career. The fourth-year man out of Rutgers enjoyed his most successful season last year, tallying a career-high in interceptions (4) and tackles (63). He spent his first three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cooper joins newly-acquired Quintin Demps as secondary additions. The two will help try and turn around a defense that struggles to force turnovers. As a team, the Bears only picked off eight passes last year.