On Monday, the Chicago Bears released one cornerback, Harrison Hand. They officially signed another late in the afternoon. The Bears signed two players to an exclusive-rights tender this offseason. One of them, defensive lineman Andrew Brown, signed last week.
The Chicago Bears add a cornerback
According to Aaron Wilson with KPRC, the other exclusive-rights free agent cornerback Josh Blackwell signed his tender with the Bears.
#Bears exclusive rights free agent Josh Blackwell signed his tender
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 24, 2023
Blackwell was an undrafted rookie free agent from Duke who initially signed with the Philadelphia Eagles last offseason. The Bears signed him off waivers in August. He was placed on injured reserve in January. Blackwell played in five games for the Bears last season. He earned a 58.0 overall grade for his player as a rookie. Blackwell made ten solo tackles and had three stops during the 2022 season.
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