Taking a closer look at the new faces in the Chicago Bears secondary – Chicago Bears News

Taking a closer look at the new faces in the Chicago Bears secondary – Chicago Bears News

The Chicago Bears were their own worst enemy during the 2016 season.

Game after game, the performance on the field looked shaky, inconsistent and just downright dysfunctional. The team not only had a hard time finding the end-zone, but keeping their opponent out of it. For a franchise who prides themselves in a hard-hitting defense, the Bears recent performance have left many fan’s feeling helpless.

One major area where the Bears have been on the search for improvement has been in their secondary. Last season the team struggled to force turnovers, and only collected a total of eight interceptions, tying them for the 29th worst spot in the league.

If the Bears are looking to have a more successful 2017 season, than they must see a high-level of production out of their newer secondary units. After a busy offseason, let’s take a closer look at these fresh faces.

Marcus Cooper

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marcus Cooper (41) tackles Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant. Photo By: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


New to the Bears this season on a three-year contract, Marcus Cooper is a great free agent signing that should bring a reassuring amount of experience to the team’s Cornerback position. Cooper has been in the league since 2013 and has played with both the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals, two team’s that do not take their defensive play lightly.

During last season, the 27-year-old lead the Arizona Cardinals in interceptions with four on the year. Two of those four interception both came in the same game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of which he even returned for a 60 yard…

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