The Bears invited safety Glenn Earl to there three day mini-camp and wound up signing him to a contract today.
Earl, 28, joins only the second team of his career.
He was a fourth round pick in 2004 by the Houston Texans out of Notre Dame.
The problem with Earl, is hasn’t played a single game since 2006.
The upside with Earl, is that he was a very good player before unfortunate injuries hit him.
Earl played in the preseason in 2007, but was injured in the last exhibition game against the Bears in a collision with Cedric Benson. Earl suffered a Lisfranc separation on his left foot.
This guy will add much needed depth at safety, but who knows if he can stay healthy.
I mean this guy has played in less games than Mike Brown over the last two seasons.
From 2004-2006, Earl has played in 37 games, making 31 starts, recording 155 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks.
The Bears could look like genius’s if this signing works out, I mean Earl did play for the Bears new secondary coach Jon Hoke in Houston.
But, who knows he might not even make the team.
This is what Glenn Earl said about his new opportunity:
“I’m just happy to be back out here after being out the last couple of years, I didn’t even expect this opportunity. I was in survival mode.”
all quotes from chicagotribune.com