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The Bears re-sign one of their own to add depth to the DT mix, as Nate Collins is brought back on a one-year deal.

Jonathan Daniel

Phil Emery and the Bears continue to make roster moves in free agency, albeit not the big additions we saw on Tuesday. Tribune reporter Brad Biggs, who was the first to break the hiring of Marc Trestman as the new head coach, just tweeted that:

According to Biggs,

Collins was a restricted free agent but the Bears opted not to tender him at the low amount of $1.323 million, making him an unrestricted free agent. The club did want him back after a solid season and he signed for the minimum of $715,000 after taking three days to explore other options.

You can read more of what Brad Biggs had to say in his article here.

With Matt Toeaina's release yesterday, Collin's return still means he's the only reserve DT on the roster behind Stephen Paea and franchise-tagged Henry Melton, with whom the team are no doubt trying to negotiate a long-term deal. The other former DT on the Bears' roster, Amobi Okoye, has yet to sign with a team.


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What do you think, Bears fans? Do you like his returning, and what he brings to the rotation?