Update: 3:32pmCST: Per Rolle's agent, he hasn't agreed to anything yet:
Antrel Rolle is visiting the Bears but DOES NOT have any agreement with them or any other team at this time— Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) March 10, 2015
Update: 4:09pmCST: Rolle retweeted the following, so I'm guessing it's done.
wishing my fav @antrelrolle26 the very best @ChicagoBears got a baller.no excuses guy! mentally tough! @OtisWilson_55 type of ss #BearDown— Carl Banks (@CarlBanksGIII) March 10, 2015
Original Story follows:
Antrel Rolle has played in two Super Bowls. He won one of them with the Giants. Will he win another with Chicago?
Hearing the #Bears will sign S Antrel Rolle. #NFLFreeAgency— Jen Lada (@JenLada) March 10, 2015
Rolle is a 32 year old safety. He was drafted by Arizona in 2005, and made the pro bowl and superbowl there after battling back from early career knee injuries. Last season he played all sixteen games for the Giants, notching 87 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble.
This year's offseason superstar, Aaron Leming, also has this to chime in:
I'm being told the signing of SS Antrel Rolle only means competition with Ryan Mundy. Da'Norris Searcy and Ron Parker still possible.#Bears— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) March 10, 2015
Rolle has miles on him, but a lot of experience. He's missed just one game in the last seven seasons, which is an altogether different type of safety durability than Bears fans have become accustomed to. Is he likely to be a long-term answer, no, but him in competition with former teammate Ryan Mundy and others is sure to benefit the Bears.
We'll update with terms of the deal, but let us know how this move strikes you, and stay tuned to WCG for more updates.