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Tracy Porter Re-Signs with Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears safety Tracy Porter (21) walks to the field during introductions before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2016

After enjoying a successful 2015 season with the Chicago Bears, cornerback Tracy Porter will return to the team on a new deal.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Porter's new contract is a three-year deal worth $16.5 million.

Porter confirmed the move:

Porter missed all but three games in 2014 while dealing with shoulder and hamstring injuries. As a result, the Washington Redskins cut him last year.

The Bears then signed the 29-year-old to a one-year contract. He experienced a strong bounce-back campaign, recording 35 combined tackles and intercepting one pass. Pro Football Focus, however, graded him as the worst of Chicago's three regular cornerbacks.

This year's free-agent market isn't flush with depth at the position, though, which means Porter may have been valued more highly than he would've been otherwise.

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