Former Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara will reportedly join the free agent market earlier than expected.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears have released Amukamara after three seasons in Chicago.
Amukamara, a nine-year veteran, will now search for his fourth team to play for, after having played for the Giants from 2011-2015, the Jaguars in 2016 and the Bears from 2017-2019.
Last season, Amukamara racked up 53 tackles (44 solo), 1 TFL, a force fumble, a fumble recovery and zero interceptions -- a notable down year from the previous season, when he finished with 66 tackles (57 solo), 3 TFLs, two forced fumbles and three interceptions.
Ironically enough, Amukamara could potentially wind up back in New York considering both the Giants and Jets have immediate CB needs. The Giants could potentially take care of that problem by either drafting Jeff Okudah out of Ohio State with the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft or looking at a more expensive option, like Cowboys CB Byron Jones.