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Bears Sign Veteran LB Dan Skuta To One-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears announced Monday that they’ve signed veteran LB Dan Skuta to a one-year contract.

Skuta previously visited with the Patriots but left New England without a contract.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Skuta to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released.

Skuta, 30, originally signed on with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2009. He spent four years in Cincinnati before he signed a two-year contract with the 49ers in 2013.

After he played out that deal, the Jaguars signed him to a five-year, $20.5 million in 2015. Skuta was set to make a base salary of $4.1 million for the 2017 season when the Jaguars released him a few weeks ago.

In 2016, Skuta appeared in 13 games for the Jaguars and recorded 18 tackles, no sacks, and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 268 snaps last year.

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