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Bears Sign Marquise Goodwin

The former 49er and Olympian flies to the Windy City in a bid to fulfill the Bears’ need for speed at receiver.

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With the NFL Draft just weeks away the spending in free agency has been light league-wide. Naturally, we’re deep into the first phase of “bargain bin” shopping in regards to the veteran market. That doesn’t mean we won’t see notable players move, far from that.

In this case, the Chicago Bears have signed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a one-year deal. The terms of the deal have not been revealed just yet. Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to break the news.

Marquise Goodwin brings some serious speed to the Bears’ receiving corps. Darnell Mooney impressed during his rookie season, alas, he was the only receiver not-named Allen Robinson who consistently made contributions throughout the season. Marquise Goodwin had a career best season in 2017 where he recorded 56 receptions and 962 yards with 2 touchdowns.

News has floated recently regarding the likely departure of 2018 second round selection Anthony Miller. There have been talks of potential trade scenarios involving the former Memphis Tiger standout following an up-and-down career in Chicago, and now we could be more likely to see a move with the addition of the 30-year old Goodwin.

It’s entirely possible we will still see a receiver drafted by Chicago in a historically deep class, because the more weapons, the better.

We’ll keep you all updated as more information becomes available.