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Chicago Bears sign DL Keith Browner to a reserve / futures contract

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The Chicago Bears announced the signing of defensive lineman Keith Browner to a reserve / futures contract. The 6'4", 288 pounder from Cal was originally an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans in 2012. He spent some time on their practice squad before getting the call up to the 53 man roster for three games in 2014.

His father, Keith Sr., played outside linebacker at USC and played in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers. He is the nephew of former NFL defensive end Ross Browner and former six time, Pro Bowl safety from the Minnesota Vikings, Joey Browner.

Keith Browner is the 10th player the Bears have signed to a reserve / futures contract. The other nine are as follows;

De'Vante Bausby, CB, Pittsburg State - Rookie 6'2 179

Matt Blanchard, QB, Wisconsin-Whitewater - 2nd year 6'3" 225

Cornelius Edison, C, Portland State - Rookie 6'3" 295

Paul Lasike, RB/FB, Brigham Young - Rookie 5'11" 232

Marcus Lucas, WR/TE, Missouri - 1st year 6'4" 235

Danny Mason, LB, Texas A&M-Commerce - Rookie 6'3" 235

Nathan Palmer, WR, Northern Illinois - 3rd year 5'11 198

Gannon Sinclair, TE, Missouri State - Rookie 6'7' 270

Martin Wallace, G, Temple - 2nd year 6'6" 330