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Walker and the Bears Agree on 5-Year Deal


The Bears have quickly wrapped up their newly acquired defensive tackle for the next couple of years. The team on Tuesday announced that they have signed DT Darwin Walker to a five-year deal worth $25 million. The deal came down just two days after Walker was traded from the Bills to the Bears.

“This is great, and I’m just excited to be a Bear,” Walker said after practice Tuesday night. “And I look forward to trying to get to the Super Bowl.” Walker was one of the more interesting stories this past offseason. He came to the Bills in a trade from Philly, but refused to play for them unless they gave him a new deal. He was set to make $1.3 mil this year and $1.4 next.

Getting Walker is big for Chicago, as it right away fills the hole that was left when the team let go of six-shooter Tank Johnson. Walker has 26.5 sacks over the past five seasons, making him a player that is actually better than Johnson. Walker had been looking at Chicago last spring when the Eagles allowed him to look for a trade. Instead he was in Buffalo, where he held the team hostage until they were eventually forced to trade him away.

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