Issues for the Chicago Bears haven’t been quiet after the NFL common season ended.
After ending 3-14, the workforce was seeking to shake issues up in Chicago.
Their first shake-up got here with the naming of Kevin Warren as their new CEO.
Whereas most tales have been round him and the Bears holding the primary total decide in 2023, they’ve some roster strikes to speak about.
The most recent roster transfer comes from the signing of broad receiver Joe Reed.
#Bears roster transfer:
We’ve signed WR Joe Reed to a Reserve/Future contract.
— Bears Communications (@BearsPR) January 19, 2023
Reed is a former return man for the Los Angeles Chargers, who the workforce drafted in 2020.
Whereas the previous fifth-round decide performed in 2020, he was solely a apply squad member in 2021 and 2022.
His rookie season with the Chargers noticed him play in 11 video games.
In these 11 video games, he had no receptions on one goal and 29 dashing yards on 5 rushes which yielded a landing.
Nevertheless, his taking part in time was totally on particular groups, the place he had 21 kick returns for 464 yards.
His longest return was for 46 yards, whereas he averaged 20.7 yards per return.
Whereas the signing isn’t a monumental transfer, it’d sign the Bears are searching for a brand new kick returner.
With Velus Jones Jr. and Trestan Ebner splitting kick return duties final season, the Bears would possibly desire a completely different participant doing returns.
Jones had some points final season with fielding punts, which value them a number of video games.
Due to his early points with dealing with punts, the workforce would possibly really feel Reed is a greater possibility.
Whereas it won’t appear to be a lot, the Reed signing may very well be one thing extra when the 2023 season begins.