Chicago Bears sign safety Adrian Wilson, tight end Jeron Mastrud

Norm Hall

Bears fans last saw Adrian Wilson in action against our team as he helped block Olindo Mare's field goal attempt late in the 2012 season. The Bears won 28-13.

Phil Emery hasn't been idle since the roster moves following the conclusion of day three of Bears' veteran minicamp last week.  With the release of TE Fendi Onobun and lingering concerns at the safety position, the Bears announced two veteran signings via Twitter:

A third round pick of the 2001 draft by the Arizona Cardinals, Adrian Wilson was voted to the Pro Bowl five times between 2006 and 2011, and was All Pro three times during that stretch.  He signed with the New England Patriots before the 2013 season, but was lost with an Achilles injury and was released in April.  The 34 year-old is a member of the 25/25 club, having registered 25.5 sacks and 27 interceptions over the course of his career, and will most likely compete at the strong safety position.

Jeron Mastrud was undrafted in the 2010 draft, and has seen playing time with the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders in his four years in the league.  With a combined seven receptions in that time, he's pretty much going to be competition as a blocking tight end.

That's the Bears back up to 90 on the offseason roster.  Do you think Wilson has anything left in the tank, and are you surprised that the Bears replaced Fendi with another blocking tight end?

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