Aug 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Turk McBride (90) knocks the ball out of the arm of Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates (13) during second half of their preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Texans 34-27. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Bears Sign Defensive End Turk McBride to a One Year Contract

According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago, the Bears have agreed to a one year deal with defensive end Turk McBride.

McBride spent the last 2 seasons with the New Orleans Saints as a backup at defensive end. He has recorded a total of 9.5 career sacks and brings another veteran presence along the defensive line.

The question is now that the Bears have signed McBride, will they still try and bring back Israel Idonije?

I think that bringing Izzy back would be a smart move, especially because he is a swing tackle. Having a player who can play defensive end and defensive tackle is very valuable for the 53 man roster. But, the Bears have salary cap restraints and he might be asking for more than the Bears are willing to pay. What do think Bears Fans?

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  • Jon Noble

    First Bushrod on offense, and now McBride on defense… Bears trying to get some insider info in hopes of beating the Saints when they play this year?

  • LOR

    I’m impressed that a highlight photo of McBride exists in a Saints uniform! If we sign Izzy he will need an injury to make the roster in August.

  • Rob Schwarz Jr

    I am okay with this signing depending on the price, but I think Izzy needs to be resigned if possible. This guy is young and unproven. If the Bears continue with their DL rotation plan we can see what McBride has to offer. Izzy hasn’t had injury concerns and has proven to be a versatile player.