Bears Re-Sign Veteran S Chris Prosinski, Waive OLB Howard Jones


The Chicago Bears are re-signing veteran S Chris Prosinski to a contract on Thursday, according to his agency.

  • The Bears have confirmed the signing and added that they’ve waived OLB Howard Jones.

Prosinski, 30, is a former fourth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2011. He spent three years in Jacksonville before he was waived at the start of the 2014 season with an injury settlement.

The Eagles later signed him to a contract, but he was cut loose the following year and later caught on with the Bears soon after. Chicago brought Prosinski back on a one-year, $855,000 contract this past March.

In 2016, Prosinski appeared in all 16 games for the Bears last year and recorded 25 tackles, no interceptions and a pass defense while contributing on special teams.

Jones, 27, originally signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Shepherd back in 2014. He lasted just over a year in Pittsburgh before he was waived at the start of the 2015 season and later signed to the Buccaneers’ practice squad.

Tampa Bay declined to tender him an exclusive rights offer this past February which allowed him to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent. Jones signed on to the Bears’ practice squad in October before he was promoted to their active roster a month later.

In 2016, Jones appeared in eight games for the Buccaneers and recorded three tackles and fumble a recovery.


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