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Chicago Bears sign safety / special teamer Omar Bolden

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As reported by the Denver Post's Troy Renck, the Chicago Bears have signed safety and special team standout Omar Bolden to a one year $760,000 deal.

Bolden has played four seasons in the NFL, all with the Denver Broncos, and he has 1 start in 56 career games. His value to the Bears will come on special teams where he has played over 1,000 snaps in his career. The 27 year old had some hamstring issues last year that limited him to 9 games, and he ended the 2015 season on IR with a knee injury he suffered in the postseason. The Grade 2 posterior cruciate ligament sprain did not require surgery, so he should be 100% ready for the offseason program.

He has 44 kick returns in his career (24.7 average) and last year for the first time he was used as a punt returner. He had 5 punt returns for 123 yards and a TD in the regular season and a 42 yard punt return in the playoffs. Besides his returning skills, he is also used as a gunner. He had 12 special teams tackles and a fumble recovery in 2014 according to the NFL.

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