Fomer Tulane and Edna Karr standout Jordan Sullen signed with the Chicago Bears practice squad on Wednesday.
The cornerback spent the preseason as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos and was among the final cuts, according to New Orleans-based agent Stan Wilts.
“Every week I would send out an email to every NFL team and the Bears wanted to bring him in for a workout (on Tuesday),” Wilts said.
Sullen started his Tulane career as a wide receiver before moving to cornerback. Last season, he had three interceptions and broke up 10 passes as part of the Green Wave’s drastically improved defense.
Wilts said Sullen drew high praise from the Broncos in August, not allowing a single catch in a preseason game and earning high grades on postgame film. But the numbers crunch sent him looking for a new team.
“They had a lot of veteran depth and Jordan was an undrafted rookie,” Wilts said. “Sometimes that just happens because you’re more expendable than veterans. But he never stopped working. He said it’s just the beginning because he wants to make the 53-man roster.”