Bears sign ILB Jerrell Freeman

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The Bears continued to overhaul their defense this free agency period with the addition of inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman.

Freeman, who agreed to a three-year deal with the Bears on Saturday, spent the first four years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts.

Freeman is not young by any means. He will be 30 by the start of the 2016 season. But he’s a player in his prime who can help further speed up the rebuilding process.

Freeman joins Danny Trevathan, who signed with the Bears on the first day of the free agency period, in a completely rebuilt middle of the defense. The two inside linebackers, paired with last year’s prized free agent, Pernell McPhee, really will solidify the second level of the Bears’ 3-4 defense.

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