Bears signing veteran linebacker


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Jones had 57 tackles, including two tackles for loss in 2020 (Billy Hardiman - USA Today Sports)
Jones had 57 tackles, including two tackles for loss in 2020 (Billy Hardiman - USA Today Sports)

An old friend is back home again.

The Chicago Bears announced that they have signed inside linebacker Christian "Cheese" Jones to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Jones will provide depth at inside linebacker behind Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan.

In 2020, Jones had 57 tackles, including two tackles for loss in 13 starts.

The 30-year-old played the last three years with the Lions registering 177 tackles, including seven sacks, three sacks, eight pass breakups, and eight quarterback hits in 45 games played.

In his first four seasons, he played with the Bears, recording 262 tackles, four sacks, 10 tackles for loss, eight pass breakups, and nine quarterback hits in 63 games, including 31 starts.

He was an undrafted free agent in 2014.

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