With some concerns in the defensive backfield, the Chicago Bears brought in veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie for a visit.
Maybe it was Kyle Fuller’s knee scope? Maybe it was Bryce Callahan getting burned deep in Week 1 or maybe it was the 268 yards that New England Patriots backup quarterbacks put up in their 23-22 win over the Chicago Bears. Whatever it was, GM Ryan Pace is pounding the pavement looking for some help in his defensive backs room, which is why veteran free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie was at Halas Hall on Friday for a visit.
Cromartie is a 10-year veteran, with stops in San Diego (2006-2009), the New York Jets (2010-2013), the Arizona Cardinals (2014) and the Jets again in 2015.
Usually there’s a reason that someone is on the street at this stage of the NFL season, so you should proceed with caution getting excited for Cromartie. The 32-year old isn’t the same player who led the league with interceptions in 2007, leading to his All-Pro selection in that season. He’s also not the same player selected to Pro Bowls from 2012-2014.
It appears likely that Kyle Fuller, who underwent a knee scope that John Fox termed “week to week” will miss some regular season games, so the Bears are considering all options to bolster their secondary.
No word yet on whether the Bears will move forward with Cromartie, so stay tuned to see if there are any roster moves forthcoming.