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It’s official, the Bears have signed Yannick Ngakoue

Ryan Poles added the long sought-after pass rusher just in time for the preseason

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After weeks, nay, months, of speculation, the Chicago Bears added edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue Thursday, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Update: This transaction has now officially been announced by the Bears with defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes released to make room for him on the 90-man roster.

The deal is for one year and $10.5 million. $10 million is guaranteed, Adam Schefter reports.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles wasn’t shy about wanting to add a pass rusher in his pre-training camp press conference, saying that they were “close” and preaching patience.

Now, with around seven training camp practices in the books, the Bears added the best rusher on the market in Ngakoue.

Ngakoue, most recently of the Indianapolis Colts, had 9.5 sacks last season. He is a seven-year NFL vet, having spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders and Colts. He has 65 career sacks.