Bears sign Josh Hill to offer sheet

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After trading Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots last Wednesday, the Bears are looking to fill his shoes. The team has agreed to a three-year offer sheet with New Orleans Saints restricted free agent tight end Josh Hill, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Under the league’s free agency rules, the Saints will have five days to match the Bears’ offer sheet or else they’ll lose him without any compensation.

Hill is a three-year veteran out of Idaho State, signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He started seven games last year and appeared in all 16, catching 16 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

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