After losing a member of the 2012 roster early this morning, the Chicago Bears decided to keep one of their own by locking up cornerback and special teams standout Zack Bowman. He signed a one year deal to stay in Chicago after garnering interest from at least two teams.
Bowman, who has played a key defensive role in the past for the Bears (six interceptions in 2009) was mainly a special teams player in recent years. After he returned last October following his brief stay in Minnesota, he found a quick home on the Bears special teams.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Anyone who closely followed the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Bears">#Bears</a> last season knows that Zack Bowman's return helped spark the special teams. This is a good move.</p>— Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) <a href="https://twitter.com/seankjensen/status/312617976417374208">March 15, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Bowman ran into some issues with the Lovie Smith regime in 2011, after initially losing his job to Tim Jennings in 2010. With a new defensive coordinator in place, Bowman may have a shot at some defensive reps, and he'll definitely be in the special teams mix again.