The Bears added a veteran cornerback to there roster today. Inking former Eagle, Cardinal and Brown, Rod Hood to a one year deal.
Hood should provide the Bears with much needed depth at the cornerback position. The Cleveland Browns added Hood this off-season, but was released on Monday. The 5’11″ Hood has played in 84 games starting 42 of them, where he recorded 203 tackles, 11 interceptions, five fumble recoveries and 41 special team tackles.
The Bears are waiting on corners Charles Tillman and Zack Bowman to return from injuries. It looks like Bowman will be available for week one against Green Bay, I don’t know about Tillman though. So if Bowman and Tillman are the starters in week one, the Bears would then have Nathan Vasher, Corey Graham and Rod Hood as the backups. I really like the depth they have now.
Trumaine McBride, Marcus Hamilton and Woodny Turrenne should all be released by this Saturdays deadline to bring your roster down to 53 players.
So Why Rod Hood?
He provides veteran depth the Bears have needed all off-season and should be a solid special teams player.
Rod Hood had this to say after his signing:
“They really haven’t told me what was expected, I know they want me to come in here and compete and be aggressive, and that’s how they play. They have an aggressive style defense; I just know by playing against them when I was on different teams, and it’s a fun defense to play in.”
all quotes from chicagobears.com