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Cornerback Tracy Porter signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears on Monday.

The Bears also signed wide receiver Ify Umodu to a three-year contract and waived linebacker Jamil Merrell.

Porter last played for the Washington Redskins, who released the seven-year veteran last month.

Porter, 29 in August, played for first-year Bears coach John Fox in Denver in 2012.

He was a Super Bowl hero with the New Orleans Saints in 2010, returning an interception of Peyton Manning to help beat the Indianapolis Colts.

Umodu, a rookie out of Northern Arizona, was a tryout player at rookie minicamp last month. In 39 games for Northern Arizona, he caught 136 passes for 1,883 yards and 15 touchdowns.


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