Parker is an under-the-radar player whom many believe has untapped potential. An undrafted free agent in 2011, Parker has played for four different teams in four NFL seasons, including three separate stints with the Seattle Seahawks.
He signed with the Chiefs in 2013 and was active every game that year as a backup. He became a full-time starter for the first time in his career last season, starting 15 games for the Chiefs. He had 94 combined tackles, 12 pass breakups, 1.0 sack, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble.
Parker played the majority of his snaps at free safety but also started four games at cornerback.
He’s just 27 years old and some believe he’s on the verge of a breakout campaign. Count the Bears in as one of those teams that feels his best days are ahead of him.
The Bears yesterday pursued safety Da’Norris Searcy, who ultimately signed with the Titans, so safety is obviously a position of priority this offseason for GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox.
Former Bears safety Chris Conte is meeting with the Buccaneers today.
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