The Chicago Bears are dipping their toes into the Canadian free agent market while taking out an insurance policy for a long-time veteran. The Bears agreed to terms with veteran CFL long snapper Chad Rempel to a three year deal, according to the Chicago Tribune. From the Bears’ release:
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with LS Chad Rempel.
Rempel has spent the last 10 years in the Canadian Football League appearing in games for Winnipeg, Toronto and Hamilton, while also seeing time with Edmonton, who drafted him in 2004, and Montreal in 2008 and 2009.
In the CFL, Rempel was a long snapper and wide receiver, collecting 70 special teams tackles, two fumble recoveries and 22 receptions for 283 yards and two touchdowns.
So maybe they’ve killed two birds with one stone by adding a long snapper and backup wide receiver? Kidding people, kidding. Rempel had two stints with Marc Trestman’s Alouettes, so there’s certainly a familiarity there.