Chicago Bears press conference recap

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears held a press conference early this afternoon to introduce the newest members of the team, defensive end Lamarr Houston and safety Ryan Mundy. Here's a recap with some help from Twitter.

New Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston has already endeared himself to the fanbase by referencing Dick Butkus, his #BEARDOWN tweet garnered over 6,000 combined favorites and retweets, and then he begins his introductory press conference with this...

Houston is a man that knows his new team's history...

And by the way, he's taking the #99 from Shea McClellin...

... and paying his respects to Dan Hampton in the process.

Speaking of McClellin, he'll be issued James Anderson's #50 this season.

A lot has been made of Houston being larger that the prototypical 4-3 defensive end because his listed weight is 300 pounds, but he says that he has played between 275-280. When you watch his film, you see a quick player that looks closer to 275 than his listed 300.

The Bears will no doubt use him all over the field, much like the Raiders did.

Houston seems like he will be playing with a chip on his shoulder.

Bears general manager Phil Emery took to the podium as well. He called their recent signings "another step in building our roster toward championships," and he recognizes that they, "still have a lot of work to do."

He first scouted Houston while a member of the Kansas City Chiefs scouting department, so he has seen his growth.

Emery hit on a plethora of other topics as well...

Maybe the Bears are trying to make Rosario the Tom Waddle of tight ends?

Emery also was happy for former QB Josh McCown on signing his 2 year deal with the Buccaneers, he mentioned it's a possibility they draft a QB late and that they'll look at some other vets. As far as another veteran to compete with Jordan Palmer, Dane has an idea...

The Bears also introduced safety Ryan Mundy to the media today and here's some nuggets about him.

One more...

Here's Emery on new safety M.D. Jennings.

What are some of your thoughts on the presser an don free agency in general?

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