Bears add veteran Cruz to WR mix

Victor Cruz
Seeking to bolster an unproven wide receiver group, the Chicago Bears signed former NY Giants WR Victor Cruz  to a one-year deal.

Cruz joins holdovers Kevin White and Cameron Meredith as well as free agent additions Markus Wheaton and Kendall Wright in a group that is short on both experience and production. Though injury plagued in recent seasons, Cruz gives the Bears a proven veteran who will, if nothing else, be another complimentary piece in the Bears reshaped offense. He also helps offset the loss of Alshon Jeffery in free agency to Philadelphia. READ MORE

Bears add former Chief Howard to D-line

New Bears DL Jaye Howard.

New Bears DL Jaye Howard.

A week after the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears bolstered both talent and depth to the defensive line with the signing of Defensive Lineman Jaye Howard.

Howard, a former Kansas City Chief who is stout against the run and provides some push as a pass rusher, was released in April by the Chiefs in a largely salary-cap based move disguised as a failed physical. He visited Chicago on Monday but left town without agreeing to terms. A couple days later, the Bears add him to a quietly improving defense that should give defensive coordinator Vic Fangio more flexibility up front. Howard figures to be penciled in at the five-technique end position alongside Eddie Goldman and Akeem Hicks. READ MORE