One day after announcing the release of defensive tackle Matt Toeaina, the Bears quickly made sure that the hole in the middle of the defensive line doesn’t get any bigger. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have re-signed defensive tackle Nate Collins to a one year deal.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 14, 2013
The Bears signed Collins last year to a one year contract, where he appeared in 9 games.
He was suspended for the opening game last year for violating the NFL substance abuse policy after being charged with marijuana possession.
Collins previously played for the Bears new defensive coordinator Mel Tucker for two seasons in Jacksonville.
This to me is a good signing for the Bears. He is already familiar with the players around him, and he knows Mel Tucker from when he played in Jacksonville. Will the Bears sign any more defensive linemen in free agency? Keep checking with Bear Goggles On for the latest Bears Free Agency updates.