Chicago Bears: 5 cornerbacks to target ahead of Week 2

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Chicago Bears, Buster Skrine
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The Chicago Bears could sign cornerback Buster Skrine

One of the more underrated moves the Bears could make is to bring back veteran slot corner Buster Skrine. The 32-year-old veteran played for the Bears in 2019 and 2020 before being cut loose this offseason. He remains a free agent. Skrine knows the guys and chemistry wouldn’t be a problem. His experience is valuable.

It was a rough night for Marqui Christian against the Rams on Sunday night, giving many reason to be worried about multiple positions within the Bears’ secondary now. Duke Shelley isn’t much better, so the Bears may have a problem on their hands in the slot.

One of the biggest problems on display against the Rams, when it came to the secondary, was a lack of aggressiveness. Tackling was poor. Not only were players beaten, but they couldn’t make a tackle if they recovered.

Skrine is known for being a bit more on the aggressive side, which would be a worthy reason to sign him back once more. Even if it’s simply to the practice squad to begin with, Skrine would likely be bumped up to the active roster and could start immediately if necessary.

In two seasons with the Bears, Skrine totaled 114 combined tackles, eight passes defensed and three forced fumbles.