The Bears agreed to a one-year deal with tight end Rob Housler, the team announced on Monday.
Housler spent the first part of the 2015 season with the Browns before being released. He then joined the Bears in December after Martellus Bennett was placed on injured reserve. He appeared in four games and recorded three receptions.
The Bears continue to shop Bennett as the team looks to get something back for Bennett’s services. There is wide speculation that if the Bears do not find a trade partner, they might just release Bennett.
If that happens, it’ll create a huge void at the tight end position, one in which Housler could not fill.