Chicago Bears bring back Prosinski but Hill stays with Saints

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Chicago Bears defensive back Chris Prosinski (31) helps wrap up Denver running back Ronnie Hillman during a game last November at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Chicago Bears defensive back Chris Prosinski (31) helps wrap up Denver running back Ronnie Hillman during a game last November at Soldier Field in Chicago. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer/2015 file

 
 
Updated 3/25/2016 3:55 PM

The Bears haven't forgotten about special teams in free agency.

One day after re-signing Deonte Thompson, their top kickoff returner from 2015, the Bears brought back safety Chris Prosinski, who was third last season with 9 special teams tackles. He agreed to a one-year deal.

 

Prosinski, 28, didn't join the Bears until Week 4 after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The five-year veteran started five straight games (10-14) after Antrel Rolle went down with a knee injury. The 6-foot-1, 208-pound Prosinski had 30 tackles in his five starts but lost the job to undrafted rookie Harold Jones-Quartey.

Meanwhile, the Saints on Friday matched the three-year offer sheet the Bears presented to restricted free agent tight end Josh Hill, meaning he will stay in New Orleans.

Hill has played in 46 games, including 13 starts and has 8 touchdown catches on just 36 receptions for 340 yards (9.4-yard average).

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Hill had his best season in 2014 with 5 TD receptions on just 14 catches, and he averaged 12.6 yards per catch. He had 16 catches last season for 120 yards (7.5-yard average) and 2 touchdowns.

Despite re-signing two of their own unrestricted free agents, Zach Miller and Rob Housler, the Bears are looking for more help at tight end after trading tight end Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots.

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