Bears add some tight end depth before training camp

The Bears didn’t take long to fill Anthony Miller’s roster spot. They signed former Lions and Steelers tight end Jesse James.

James is entering his 7th season in the NFL, and he hasn’t missed a game since his rookie year in 2015. In his 4 seasons with the Steelers, James caught 9 touchdowns, and had 1,189 receiving yards. With his 2 years with the Lions, he caught 2 touchdowns, and had 271 yards.

With Jimmy Graham and Cole Kmet in the position room, James role will likely be similar to Demetrius Harris’ role last season. He’ll be the TE3 on the roster and rotate in occasionally.

Besides Graham, Kmet, and James, other tight ends on the roster include: J.P Holtz, Jesper Horsted, Jake Butt, and Scooter Harrington. Kind of thin. The team definitely needed more depth there.

Some question if the money used to sign James should’ve been used to sign an offensive lineman or a corner. Which is a good point. However, the offense needs depth. When injuries come up you need to have security at every position, and the Bears thought tight end was the most important.

Overall good signing by the Bears and can’t wait to see him on the field!

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