Chicago Bears Re-Sign Free Agent Wide Receiver

The Chicago Bears have re-signed wide receiver Dante Pettis to a one-year deal.

Pettis played in all 17 games last season, contributing 19 receptions for 245 yards and three touchdowns, as well as two carries for 37 yards and work as a punt returner.

Despite his lack of special teams touchdowns in the NFL, Pettis' speed and previous NCAA record in that area could be beneficial for the Bears.

Pettis was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers but has yet to fully live up to expectations in the league. His inconsistency remains a concern, but he has already shown flashes of promise when connecting with quarterback Justin Fields.

With the addition of new top receiver DJ Moore, Pettis may see a reduced role in the Bears' passing game. Nevertheless, his re-signing indicates that the team sees value in his contributions as a depth receiver and special teams player.

Over his five-year career, the 27-year-old has amassed 71 receptions for 984 yards and 12 touchdowns on 132 targets across 50 games played. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports