The Chicago Bears announced that they have officially signed CFL CB Tre Roberson to a two-year contract.
Adam Schefter reports that the Bears are signing CFL CB Tre Roberson to a contract on Tuesday.
Roberson announced that he’s joining Chicago on Twitter.
So blessed to be @ChicagoBears thank you for the opportunity in allowing me to help this organization get to the goal of winning a super bowl. Thank you to my agent for fighting hard for me through this whole process @camRONweiss @DynamicSportGrp#beardown
— Tre Roberson (@tre5_roberson) January 29, 2020
Schefter adds that the Bears are expected to make Roberson the highest-paid CFL-to-NFL player since the Dolphins signed Cameron Wake.
Roberson, 27, wound up going undrafted out of Illinois State back in 2016. He was later waived coming out of the preseason and was on and off of the Vikings’ practice squad as a rookie.
Minnesota brought Roberson back on a futures contract for the 2017 season, but was, once again, among their final roster cuts at the start of the season. From there, he agreed to a contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL and spent the past two years in Canada.
Roberson has tried out for a number of teams in recent weeks including the Cardinals, Patriots, Colts, Chargers, Buccaneers, Lions, Bears, 49ers and Vikings.
In total, Roberson recorded 95 tackles, 10 interceptions, two defensive touchdowns and two forced fumbles over the course of two seasons and 32 games.