The Chicago Bears officially signed LB James Vaughters to a futures contract for the 2019 season on Monday.
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Vaughters, 25, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2015. However, he was unfortunately among the Packers roster cuts coming out of the preseason.
The Packers later signed Vaughters to their practice squad before cutting him loose with an injury settlement. He had brief stints with the Patriots and Chargers before signing on with the Calgary Stampeders for the 2017 season.
During his two seasons with the Stampeders, Vaughters recorded 50 tackles and 11 sacks over the course of 33 games.