Chicago Bears Sign Former Browns Tight End

The Chicago Bears have made notable additions to their tight end position during the offseason.

According to reports from NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, the Bears have now signed former Cleveland Browns tight end Stephen Carlson to a one-year contract.

Over two NFL seasons, Carlson showcased his abilities on both offense and special teams, making six catches for 62 yards and scoring a touchdown across 25 games played.x`

However, his playing time was hindered by a torn ACL suffered during training camp in 2021, which kept him off the field since then.

The signing of Carlson adds depth to the Bears' tight end position, joining the likes of Cole Kmet and newly acquired Robert Tonyan from the Green Bay Packers, who also signed a one-year contract.

While Kmet is expected to be the starter, the remaining tight ends on the roster, including Carlson, will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and compete for playing time.

Although Carlson's role may not be significant, assuming he remains on the roster by Week 1, his addition adds depth and competition to the team's tight end position. Photo Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports