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Bears pick up Pro Bowler Brandon Meriweather

Brandon Meriweather

The Bears were quick to sign ex-Patriot safety Brandon Meriweather. Only one day after the safety was released, the Bears signed him to a one-year contract. The two-time Pro Bowler may not be integrated into the Bears mix immediately, but can eventually make his way into the lineup.

Meriweather is 27 years old and has recorded 12 interceptions as well as 261 tackles in his career. The Bears currently have Major Wright and Chris Harris at the safety positions, so Meriweather will have a chance to show up the young Wright. Harris is a seasoned veteran and is likely to remain a starter.

Brandon Meriweather is currently in the prime of his career, so the cut by the Patriots was a bit out of the ordinary. Hopefully, his time in Chicago will be beneficial to him and the Bears organization.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. bob

    September 5, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I think Wright and Conte both show potential but this move makes me more comfortable. Meriweather will prob step in shortly and allow the youngsters to get settled as backups until they ready for prime time. Wright has gotten juked a few times this preseason.

  2. Peter skiadopoulos

    September 5, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I feel wright will get better with time but I am really glad we. picked up meriweather. Let’s see how it plays out

  3. Russ Loede

    September 6, 2011 at 10:14 am

    On top of Wright being very ordinary, the signing is also due to the fact both Conte and Steltz are currently hurt. Meriweather gives the Bears some swagger and big-hit ability. As for big plays, we’ll see how he responds to being cut by New England and adjusts to a new system.

  4. Russ Loede

    September 6, 2011 at 11:33 am

    What do you guys think about Everette Brown (Panthers) or Jacob Ford (Titans) at defensive end to add quality depth? Both have the potential to rush the passer with fierceness. Personally, either lineman would be a major coup.

  5. Peter Skiadopoulos

    September 6, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Both those D lineman would be ideal as some backups, but I like our mix at both the tackle and end positions. We have a nice combination of young and experienced talent. Hopefully, Henry Melton will have a big year now that he is getting more reps.

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