Cardinals Agree to a Deal with Veteran CB Prince Amukamara

Prince Amukamara with Jags in 2016. Photo by The Fa/Shutterstock (8988616j)

According to multiple reports around the league, Arizona Cardinals agreed to a deal with veteran corner Prince Amukamara. The deal is expected to be official once Amukamara receives a negative COVID-19 test.

If everything goes well, Amukamara, who was released by Las Vegas Raiders in August, is expected to make his debut for Arizona in Week 7.

Amukamara should provide cornerback depth for the Cardinals’ secondary that has been struggling with injuries lately. The team previously lost starter Robert Alford to a season-ending injury, while his replacement Dre Kirkpatrick is currently dealing with calf issues.

Prince Amukamara entered the NFL in 2011 as NY Giants’ first-round pick. He spent four years in New York, winning a Super Bowl ring, before embarking on stints with Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, and Raiders.

Amukamara spent 2019 starting for Bears and proved himself as a solid option on the corner position. He finished the year with 53 tackles, one forced fumble, and 10 pass deflections.

His NFL career stats include 99 starts, 477 tackles, 78 pass deflections, 10 interceptions, six forced fumbles, and one defensive touchdown.