With Kyle Fuller’s departure looming, the Bears didn’t take long to fill his spot in the lineup.
And they do so by signing a player with a veteran pedigree:
Former Lions’ CB Desmond Trufant is signing a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2021
The Bears are signing Desmond Trufant to a one-year contract, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Trufant, 30, played six games with the Lions last season. Before that, he was with the Falcons from 2013-19. An experienced corner looking to bounce back after an injury shortened season while on a “prove it” deal seems just about right for this defense.
Trufant’s best years came early during his Falcons career. He was a Pro Bowler in 2015, a year in which he graded an interception, defended 11 passes, recovered two fumbles, and scored a defensive touchdown. Primarily an outside corner, Trufant figures to resume that role in Chicago with Fuller’s expected departure. That’s if Trufant stays healthy, of course.
Trufant, who played at least 15 games in five of his first six seasons, has played just 15 games over the last two years. Availability is the best ability, so I hope Chicago is prepared with backup options should the injury bug bite again.