Bears agree to 3-year deal with linebacker Jerrell Freeman

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have added another inside linebacker to their defense, agreeing to a three-year contract with Jerrell Freeman.

The deal with the former Indianapolis Colts player Saturday comes three days after the signing of Danny Trevathan. The moves address one of the Bears' biggest needs and gives them two new starters.

The 29-year-old Freeman started all 57 games he played in the past four seasons with Indianapolis after spending three years with the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Since entering the NFL in 2012 he is tied for sixth in tackles. He led the Colts in defensive tackles in 2012 and 2013 and ranked second on the team in 2014 and 2015.


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