As reported by numerous news outlets earlier in the week, former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football student-athlete and NFL veteran Buster Skrine ('10) has signed with the Chicago Bears. The team made the announcement official when the free agency period opened on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
A fifth-round draft pick of Cleveland in 2011, Skrine spent his first four years in the league with the Browns and the last four with the New York Jets. He has started 85 of 123 career games, with nine career interceptions. He also has 457 tackles, 77 breakups, 3.5 sacks, forced three fumbles, recovered four fumbles and posted 14 tackles-for-loss.
A two-time first team All-Southern Conference defensive back for the Mocs from 2007-10, Skrine was one of the top corner backs in the league throughout his career at UTC.
Skrine's deal with the Bears is reported to be for three years, pending a physical.