Las Vegas Raiders All Set to Sign Prince Amukamara

Published 05/13/2020, 3:23 AM EDT


Prince Amukamara seems all set to finish his near 3-month spell in free agency. The 30-year-old was released by the Chicago Bears in February but has found a new home in the newest NFL stadium.  As per Mike Garafolo, the 9 season veteran will be taking his talents to the newly relocated and renamed Las Vegas Raiders.

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The NFL Network reporter has stated that final details need to be ironed out. But Amukamara will be in Silver and Black at the Allegiant Stadium this fall for his tenth consecutive NFL season. 

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Prince Amukamara all set to join Las Vegas Raiders

The team finished 3rd in the AFC last season and made the playoffs just twice in the last 18 years. They will be looking for a change in fortunes after finally leaving the Oakland Coliseum. They were noticeably after cornerbacks with Raiders GM Mike Mayock acknowledging the same at the draft. 

The Las Vegas Raiders used 2 of their 7 picks to bolster their options at cornerback acquiring Damon Arnette in the first round and Amik Robertson in the fourth round. 

After the draft, Mayock said, “We feel like we got a bunch of talented kids that we don’t know enough about yet. We’ve got four or five young corners who we’re kind of intrigued by.”

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They will be glad to have the experience of the Super Bowl XLVI winner in Amukamara and will start the season with him as the draft picks phase their way into life at the elite level. 

Amukamara was released by the Bears largely due to cap space reasons. This is because he was entering the final year of a $27 million 3 season extension he signed in 2018. The NFL 2011 draft’s, 19th overall pick has recorded 477 tackles in 9 full seasons with 3 different franchises. In addition to this, the cornerback has 6 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 80 pass deflections, and one defensive touchdown. 

The financial details or the length of the contract are not revealed yet. Do you see Prince Amukamara have a successful season at Las Vegas? Will he be able to avoid a 4th season without a touchdown in the last 5 years?

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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