You really can’t have enough safety depth.
We have re-signed Chris Prosinski to a one-year contract.
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— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 20, 2017
The Chicago Bears continued to add depth with a pair of free agent re-signings. We’ll start with safety Chris Prosinski, who has appeared in 29 games over the last two years in Chicago.
Prosinski has made six starts at safety in that time, but much of his contributions have been as a special teams standout. He made the grade as one of the six best DL/LB in 2016, according to Pro Football Focus. Prosinski lined up at 14 different spots as a special teams player, showing off range and versatility in the process.
Chris Emma of 670 The Score/CBS Chicago reports that defensive lineman C.J. Wilson will also return for 2017, but terms of the agreement have yet to be announced. Wilson signed with the Bears in September 2016 after being cut by the New Orleans Saints in August. He split the 2015 season with the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions, and has 7.5 career sacks and 86 tackles in 84 career games.
Wilson was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round (230th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft and spent four seasons in Green Bay, making 11 starts in 50 games played. The 2017 season will mark Wilson’s ninth in the league and second with a Chicago team that already added defensive line depth in the form of signing free agent defensive tackle John Jenkins.
The Bears could still add Ricky Jean-Francois to the mix, he visited Chicago on Saturday.