After being released Monday by the Raiders, is ex-NY Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara a fit for the team this season?
Prince Amukamara is now a free agent again at age 31 entering his tenth season in the league. He notably started his career with the NY Giants as the team’s first-round draft choice all the way back in 2011 (man, does time fly or what?).
Prince made an instant impact as a rookie in the team’s Super Bowl 46 run, nabbing an interception in his first career NFL game. He only played in 55 out of 80 games for the NY Giants for five seasons until his rookie contract expired in 2015 as injuries likely played a major part in Big Blue not retaining him.
He was always a solid player with a great attitude and football IQ. However, he struggled to stay healthy and played only one fully-healthy season with the GMEN.
Prince went on to sign with the Jaguars in free agency and spent one season with them before joining the Bears where he’s spent the last three seasons.
He signed a deal with the Raiders earlier this offseason but was released Monday as the team headed in a younger direction at corner. Since leaving the Giants in 2015, Prince has stayed relatively healthy only missing six games in four years.
He’s established a reputation for being a smart, surefire tackler (94.4% successful tackle rate over the last two seasons), and physical corner on the outside that can be a solid CB2 option for any NFL team.
Amukamara provides almost a decade’s worth of experience, veteran’s leadership as a Super Bowl champion, and can create turnovers and deflect passes.