Bears sign CB Derricus Purdy

February, 19, 2014
Feb 19
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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.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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