The Bears today added cornerback depth with the signing of Derricu Purdy, formerly of Texas Southern…
Bears Free Agency: Cornerback
When Lovie Smith was fired following a 10-6 campaign in 2012, Chicago Bears defensive players expressed their displeasure publicly, yet it was a fairly muted response. The reality is that every defender on that team, not named D.J. Moore, was extremely angry about Smith's departure. The team's stalwart veterans, players for whom Smith had been their only NFL head coach, put on a good face for the media but behind closed doors, they were very upset. Since then, GM Phil Emery unceremoniously booted future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher out the door and the defense was hit with a rash of injuries not seen since the plague, setting 94-year franchise records in futility. Emery stated following the season that the defense needs to get younger, just a few minutes after announcing the re-signing of cornerback Tim Jennings. So for Charles Tillman, who will hit free agency for the first time in his 11-year career on March 11, what incentive does he have to return to Chicago? He lost his coach...
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