The official announcement was just a formality as this was reported weeks ago, but earlier today the Chicago Bears re-signed exclusive rights free agents Isaiah Irving and Roy Robertson-Harris to standard one-year tender contracts. Both will be restricted free agents next season.
Both also joined their teammates today at Halas Hall as the Bears started their voluntary work out program this morning. There were no reported no-shows for the work outs today.
After playing in thirteen games last season, the 24-year old Irving will try to win a spot as a back up outside linebacker again in 2019. He had 6 tackles, 1 sack, 3 quarterback hits, and 1 tackle for loss while playing on 118 defensive snaps (11%) last year. He was more active as a special teamer with 186 snaps (43.7%), and he made 2 tackles in the third phase.
Robertson-Harris was a key member of the defensive line rotation and he played the third most snaps at the position last year, 353 (36%), and he also chipped in with 116 snaps (27.2%) on special teams. The 25-year old had 22 tackles, 3 TFL, 3 sacks, 11 QB hits, and 2 passes defended.
Gould is still home in Chicago, presumably still hoping for a Bears reunion.
This is a situation worth monitoring, but the Bears do have three kickers under contract.