Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Bears sign CB Derricus Purdy
By Jeff Dickerson
The Chicago Bears signed former Texas Southern cornerback Derricus Purdy, according to the NFL transaction wire.
Texas Southern’s official website lists Purdy as having 34 tackles, one interception and four pass breakups for the Tigers in 2012.
The 6-foot, 190 pound cornerback went undrafted in 2013.
Even with a long-term deal in place for Pro Bowler Tim Jennings, the Bears are expected to experience some turnover at the cornerback position with veterans Charles Tillman, Zack Bowman, Sherrick McManis and Kelvin Hayden all scheduled to be unrestricted free agents.
Purdy is the third cornerback the Bears have inked to a reserve/futures deal since the end of the regular season, joining C.J. Wilson and Demontre Hurst on the offseason roster.