The Bears have re-signed TE Daniel Brown to a one-year and tendered WR Josh Bellamy and CB Bryce Callahan.
Brown came to the Bears on October 24th after being claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens. He appeared in six games, three were starts, and caught 16 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown. Brown was used often blocking in the run game but also has value at route running. The James Madison product should be in the mix at TE this season.
Josh Bellamy will now enter his fourth season with the Chicago Bears. Bellamy has been a major contributor on special teams throughout his years with the Bears. Alongside special teams captain Sherrick McManis, Bellamy is a leader on the unit. A great job by the Bears in bringing him back.
Callahan only appeared in eleven games last season due to a variety of injuries. His inability to stay healthy is a cause for concern but when healthy, he can make an impact. His size limits his ability to cover outside receivers but he should be in the mix at nickel-back next season. Callahan had 31 tackles and 5 passes defended last season.
The NFL’s legal tampering period starts Tuesday March 7th. Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating contracts with teams but nothing can be finalized until the new league year starts on Thursday March 9th.