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Chris Prosinski Re-Signed by the Bears

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Prosinski Returning

Chris Prosinski will remain in Chicago. On Monday, the veteran safety and special-teams contributor signed a one-year contract with the Bears, improving their secondary and special teams.  Prosinski attended the University of Wyoming, where he played with Bears defensive lineman Mitch Unrein. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

The 29-year-old spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jaguars (2011-14). In the third game of the 2014 season, he suffered an elbow injury, which led to the Jags to cut him on September 23.

On November 3, the Philadelphia Eagles signed him to fill the roster spot of injured DeMeco Ryans. Following his release by the Eagles in September 2015, he signed with the Chicago Bears.

Prosinski has appeared in 85 games with 15 starts over the course of his career. He has accumulated 120 tackles, 1 interception, 7 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 43 special-teams tackles respectively.

Last season alone, he played in all 16 games with one start. He finished third in special-teams tackles with seven.

Strengthening Defense

Re-signing Prosinski in conjunction with signing Prince Amukamara, Marcus Cooper, and Quintin Demps could mean that they are looking to add more depth with the third overall pick in next month’s draft.Targeting one of the top safety prospects, such as LSU’s Jamal Adams or Ohio State’s Malik Hooker may be exactly what they have in mind while overhauling their secondary.

It is also worth noting that the Bears are keeping an eye on Alabama’s Reuben Foster. The young, rising star linebacker had dinner with Bears staff on Sunday and met with the team on Monday. As surprising of a move as it may seem, Foster would be an undoubtedly strong addition to the team’s defense.

Note: According to DT C.J. Wilson was also re-signed on Monday, but the contract terms haven’t been disclosed at this time.