NFL: Bears release Vasher
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears have released former Pro Bowl defensive back Nathan Vasher.
Vasher, selected in the fourth round of the 2004 draft out of Texas, played six seasons with Chicago and made 19 interceptions, including eight in 2005 when he was picked for the Pro Bowl.
Vasher’s play dropped off the last several seasons and he was slowed by injuries. The Bears this week signed free agent cornerback Tim Jennings to a two-year contract.
In 2005, Vasher returned a missed field goal 108 yards for a touchdown that at the time was the longest play in NFL history.