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Bears cut veteran cornerback Porter

The Bears on Monday released veteran cornerback Tracy Porter.


Porter appeared in 30 games with 28 starts the past two seasons with the Bears.

Porter appeared in 30 games with 28 starts the past two seasons with the Bears, recording 86 tackles, three interceptions, 35 pass breakups and two forced fumbles. Last year he played in all 16 games with 15 starts and registered 48 tackles, two interceptions, 13 pass breakups and one forced fumble.

Prior to joining the Bears in 2015, Porter spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Saints (2008-11), Broncos (2012), Raiders (2013) and Redskins (2014). He clinched the Saints' win over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in 2009 by intercepting a Peyton Manning pass and returning it 74 yards for a touchdown.

Porter was selected by New Orleans in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Indiana.

The Bears have signed four cornerbacks since the start of free agency March 9: Prince Amukamara, Johnthan Banks, Marcus Cooper and B.W. Webb. They have seven others on their roster: De'Vante Bausby, Cre'von LeBlanc, Kyle Fuller, Sherrick McManis, Deiondre' Hall, Bryce Callahan and Jacoby Glenn.

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