Sep 8, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants free safety Ryan Mundy (21) celebrates an interception with cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) in the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Score one more for the Bears! Former New York Giants safety Ryan Mundy has inked a 2 year deal with Chicago, per Adam Schefter:
Mundy is a likely replacement for free agent strong safety Major Wright in the secondary and a welcome one. The former G-man was one of two safeties reported to be on Chicago’s radar this offseason, the other being former Oakland Raider and Carolina Panther Mike Mitchell. The Bears’ starting safety tandem of Chris Conte and Major Wright struggled mightily last season and the secondary should be immediately improved by inserting Mundy into the lineup.
Mundy was originally a 6th round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2008 NFL Draft, before he was acquired by the Giants last year. He had a solid year as a starter, recording 77 tackles to go along with a sack, a fumble recovery and one interception.
Here’s hoping that Phil Emery can keep this pace going and get this defense fixed!