This offseason for the Chicago Bears hasn’t shaped up to expectations from the media and especially not the fanbase. After all, we’re still wondering how they’re going to improve the offense, following the signing of QB Andy Dalton.
Meanwhile, the Bears have been bolstering their front seven. In addition to a pair of depth signings along the D-Line, the Bears now have snuck in a piece for their rotation at their edges. Today, that addition is OLB Jeremiah Attaochu. The Bears made this signing official moments ago.
Strengthening our OLB room.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 21, 2021
Welcome to Chicago, @JAttaochu45! pic.twitter.com/Kg9ctdQ0AN
Jeremiah Attaochu has been a productive veteran in his various stops within the NFL. Last season Attaochu registered 5.0 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss in 13 games with the Denver Broncos. He figures to be a candidate for first off the bench within the Bears’ rotation at outside linebacker.
The work up front, compared to what has happened with their secondary, is worth noting. In all the Bears have made three additions between their D-Line and OLB. As for corner, they have only added Desmond Trufant, while releasing Kyle Fuller. There is, still, a big vacancy alongside Eddie Jackson at Safety.
Once we know more, including the terms of the deal for Attaochu, we’ll keep all of you in the loop.
Just like that Chris Emma of 670 the Score is reporting this will be a two-year deal instead of a one-year deal.
The Bears in fact signed Jeremiah Attaochu to a two-year contract, not a one-year deal as the team originally announced.— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) March 21, 2021