Steltz is the fifth Bears player who re-signed with the team since free agency opened on Monday.
Steltz’s deal according to ESPN Chicago is worth $1.64 million for two seasons.
That’s a pretty cheap deal for a guy who contributes a lot to the team.
The four-year pro started the final four games of the season, totaling 48 tackles, 1.0 sack and two forced fumbles.
He is very solid at stopping the run and usually is the safety who stacks the box, when the Bears are doing just that.
But he is vulnerable at times in the secondary and that’s why he projects as the third or fourth safety behind Chris Conte and Major Wright next season.
Steltz was burned by Packers TE Jermichael Finley for three touchdowns in a 27-17 loss back in Week Three last season.
He plays very well on special teams, so it made sense to bring him back.
The move shows the Bears are willing to do anything to continue adding solid depth behind their starters.
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, the Bears are still one of four interested teams in safety Laron Landry.
He hasn’t been brought into Halas Hall for a visit and Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune says a source told him Landry is not on the Bears radar.
More free agent news to come over the coming days. Stay tuned.