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Bears sign cornerback B.W. Webb to one-year deal

The veteran Webb brings depth to Chicago’s secondary.

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The Chicago Bears have added yet another prove-it player to their roster, announcing the signing of former New Orleans Saints cornerback, B.W. Webb, to a one-year deal.

Webb will play on his fifth team in five seasons in 2017 after previously being drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft after a college career at William & Mary. He then played for the Steelers, Titans, and Saints, before now making his way to Chicago and the Bears.

Last year, in a greater role than he was previously accustomed to, the 26-year-old Webb actually started eight games for New Orleans, and set career highs with 28 tackles, 11 passes defended, and a tie with one interception. As a fun note, the Bear player with the highest amount of passes defended in 2016 was nickel cornerback, Cre’Von LeBlanc, with 10.

Overall, Webb has appeared in 49 career games accumulating 68 overall total tackles, 14 passes defended, and two interceptions across his four seasons.

At the moment, it’s unclear what Webb’s role will ultimately be with Chicago, but he joins what should be a crowded competition on the back-end come late spring and summer time.

His signing comes on the heels of the additions of former Cardinals cornerback, Marcus Cooper, former Jaguars cornerback, Prince Amukamara, and former Texans safety, Quintin Demps in mid-March at the start of free agency. This goes in tandem with the Bears retaining their own in the secondary in Bryce Callahan, Johnthan Banks, and Chris Prosinski.

Expect Chicago to potentially add another similar young, talented piece in the upcoming 2017 Draft and raise the stakes even higher for this group, as the Bears have bolstered their secondary with veteran depth and more.

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is a staff writer for Windy City Gridiron and Second City Hockey. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.