Bears Free Agency 2012: Vikings Sign Bears Cornerback Zackary Bowman

Chicago Bears CB Zackary Bowman has left the team via free agency, but it won't be the last that the team will see of him. According to ESPN Chicago, Bowman has signed a one-year deal with the division rival Minnesota Vikings, where he'll add depth to a secondary that was depleted for most of last season.

Bowman intercepted six passes as a starter in 2009, but by 2010 he had lost his starting job and didn't see much of the field in 2012, appearing in all 16 games and finishing the year with 14 tackles but no interceptions, forced fumbles or fumble recoveries. Bowman, as the team's fifth cornerback, is likely to be replaced by a 2012

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