Earlier in the week, the Bears had a handful of players in for tryouts as the ball got rolling for the start of voluntary minicamp.
Two such players, David Moore and Greg Stroman Jr., made strong enough impressions to get an extended look:
We have signed David Moore & Greg Stroman Jr. to one-year contracts.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 21, 2022
Finally, some free agent help for the wide receiver and cornerback positions that we’ve long been waiting for around these parts.
OK, these aren’t the dynamic signings of impact fresh faces folks might’ve been hoping to see. But there is nothing wrong with adding some depth to the roster. If not for now, but for when things take it up a notch down the road with more workouts and minicamps to come. And when the time comes for those to get underway, Moore and Stroman will have a leg up having already been in camp after signing today.
Moore, 27, was a seventh-round pick by the Seahawks in 2017. A usable depth piece in Seattle, Moore snagged five touchdowns in 2018 and six more in 2020. Catching passes from Russell Wilson sure looks like fun:
— NFL (@NFL) September 21, 2020
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 14, 2018
TOUCHDOWN David Moore!
— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) November 8, 2020
As for Stroman, he has played just three defensive snaps in five games over the last two years. But there was a time when the Virginia Tech product looked to have a future as corner in the league. Stroman never took the leap, but still has a résumé that includes versatility (he returns kicks, too!) that would certainly be welcome in Chicago.