Bears add veteran depth to defensive line

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Updated 5/4/2017 9:22 PM

The Bears added some veteran depth to a defensive line that didn't receive any help in last weekend's draft when they signed free agent Jaye Howard to a one-year contract.

The five-year veteran defensive end started 24 games and played in all 32 for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2014-15. But the 6-foot-3, 301-pound, 28-year-old Howard was limited to eight games and five starts last year when he had 23 tackles but finished the season on injured reserve with a hip injury.

 

Howard was originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round (114th overall) in 2012 out of Florida but played briefly in just two games before joining the Chiefs in 2013. He had 5½ of his career 7½ sacks in 2015, when he also had 57 of his 124 career tackles.

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