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Bears Sign CB Marcus Cooper To Three-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears announced that they’ve signed CB Marcus Cooper to a three-year contract on Saturday.

Cooper had also been linked to the Steelers and Jets in recent days, but he recently took a visit to Chicago and it appears as though the Bears managed to close the deal.

Cooper, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the 49ers back in 2013. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 49ers’ 53-man roster during his rookie season, but was later claimed off of waivers by the Chiefs.

Last year, the Chiefs traded Cooper to the Cardinals in return for a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick. Cooper played out the final year of his four-year, $2.205 million contract was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

In 2016, Cooper appeared in 15 games for the Cardinals recorded 69 tackles, four interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown and 11 pass defenses.