Chicago Bears secondary has a new father in starting safety Antrel Rolle

Chicago Bears starting safety Antrel Rolle took the field for the first time as a father this week at OTA workouts. His son, Antrel Rocelious Rolle Jr., was born on Thursday, May 21, at 7:09 a.m, according to Nate Atkins of

Rolle's pure emotion is evident in his lack of words to describe it.

"It’s the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. It’s the best feeling I’ve ever experienced," Rolle said, per "I don’t think words can really explain the joy that having a son brings you to this world, but like I said, the hardest thing was to leave him to come back to work. 

But once I get out here on the field, it makes it all worthwhile. When I’m on the field, that’s the only thing I focus on."

On Instagram, Rolle posted a picture with Antrel Jr. and said his motivation is on a "totally different" level.Rolle, 32, won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, where he was a team captain during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He signed with the Bears this spring, a free agent with a decade of NFL experience. His first five seasons came in Arizona, the team that drafted him eighth-overall in 2005 and then lost in the Super Bowl three years later.

The three-time Pro Bowler is now trying to prove himself as a Bear, rather than lean on his 26 career interceptions.

"You have to earn your stripes wherever you go," Rolle said, according to "It doesn’t matter what I’ve done in Arizona. It doesn’t matter what I’ve done in New York.

"I definitely have to earn my stripes, and I plan on doing so."

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