Chicago Bears News: Shane Waldron brings in familiar face in Gerald Everett

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After a big day for the Chicago Bears once the free agency gates were opened, the Bears gave Shane Waldron a crucial piece of his offense: A secondary tight end. Considering the Seahawks' usage of multi-tight end sets last season, bringing in Gerald Everett to line up with Cole Kmet could be a great move by Ryan Poles and the Bears.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Bears and tight end Gerald Everett agreed to a two-year deal for up to $14 million with $6.1 million being guaranteed. After Cole Kmet got his extension last season, the Chicago Bears now have two quality tight ends, which is something Shane Waldron likes in his offense.

Between Cole Kmet (6-foot-6, 260 pounds) and Gerald Everett (6-foot-3, 250 pounds), the Chicago Bears and Shane Waldron have the foundation of a team that will likely run a lot of their offense out of 12 or 13-personnel.

The Chicago Bears add needed TE depth, sign Gerald Everett

12 personnel: one running back, two tight ends, and two receivers

13 personnel: one running back, three tight ends, and one receiver

Offense hasn't been an area of success for the Chicago Bears in recent years, but with Shane Waldron, a potential rookie quarterback, a new free agent running back, D.J. Moore, a potential rookie reciever, and two higher-end tight ends, there could be some consistency from that side of the ball.

There's still a lot of work to be done, but it's been a productive off season so far for Ryan Poles and the Chcicago Bears.

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