The Bears have made their first significant offseason addition in the form of former CFL cornerback Tre Roberson, according to Adam Schefter:
Calgary CB Tre Roberson, thought to be the top CFL free agent this year, will sign with the Chicago Bears, per a league source. Roberson chose the Bears over nine other offers. Bears are expected to give Roberson the largest CFL-to-NFL compensation since Miami signed Cameron Wake— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 29, 2020
With the added report that he’s receiving the largest compensation since Cameron Wake, I might wager this isn’t just another Andy Fantuz situation, either. Roberson has been in high demand.
According to his CFL page, he had 41 tackles and seven interceptions last year for the Calgary Stampeders. Two of those picks were returned for touchdowns. He three INTs and two forced fumbles in 2018 for Calgary as well.
Roberson played collegiately at Indiana and Illinois State, as a quarterback. He was Indiana Mr. Football 2011, according to his ISU Redbird (Shoutout Kev) page.
He did have a stop in the NFL in 2017, spending the year rotating on and off the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad.
Could this spell the end for Prince Amukamara or is it just some added competition for more additions to come?
For those looking to follow or welcome Tre on Twitter, here’s his account:
So blessed to be @ChicagoBears thank you for the opportunity in allowing me to help this organization get to the goal of winning a super bowl. Thank you to my agent for fighting hard for me through this whole process @camRONweiss @DynamicSportGrp#beardown— Tre Roberson (@tre5_roberson) January 29, 2020