That Didn’t Take Long: RB Travis Homer to Sign with the Bears
Today felt a little sleepy in Bears world after a buzz-filled Monday.
But that is changing this evening. First, it was news of running back David Montgomery leaving Chicago to join the Detroit Lions. And shortly after that news broke, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that running back Travis Homer is joining the Bears’ backfield:
Homer, 24, was a sixth-round pick (204th overall) by the Seahawks in 2019. There isn’t much of a professional track record on the University of Miami (Fla.) product. Homer has just 135 touches, 917 scrimmage yards, and 3 total touchdowns under his belt. He has played in 49 games, but has just two starts under his belt. For what it’s worth, Homer has kick return experience — with 12 returns going for 291 yards in 2020. And he also has extensive special teams experience, appearing on at least 44 percent of that phase’s snaps in each of his four years.
In other words, I’m not sure if Homer fits the veteran running back void the Bears were reportedly looking for earlier in the offseason. If anything, I feel as if this puts rising second-year back Trestan Ebner on notice. But it is a fresh body for the backfield. And I suppose you can never have too many of those.