Cornerback Tracy Porter will return to the Bears after a rejuvenated 2015, and will receive a three-year contract.
The 29-year-old started 13 games and was a pleasant surprise, intercepting one pass and forcing one fumble. He solidified the cornerback spot across from Kyle Fuller after the Bears struggled through their first three games.
NFL Network reported the deal is for $16.5 million.
Porter should thrive in a familiar environment; 2016 will mark the first time in five years he’s started games for the same team in consecutive years.
Porter had played for the Redskins, Raiders, Broncos and Saints in each of the previous four seasons.
Porter, who had played for coach John Fox in Denver and under GM Ryan Pace when he was in the Saints front office, was limited during training camp and a candidate to be cut. The Bears stuck with him, though, and were rewarded.
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