The Chicago Bears announced that they’ve reached an agreement on a three-year deal with LB Jerrell Freeman on Saturday.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Freeman gets a three-year deal worth $12 million and includes $6 million guaranteed.
- Freeman’s contract also had $2 million available in incentives.
#Bears have agreed to a 3-year deal with LB Jerrell Freeman.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 12, 2016
Freeman reportedly had interest from the Chiefs, Colts, Falcons, and Giants.
Freeman, 29, wound up signing on with the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Mary Hardin-Baylor back in 2008. He lasted just a year with the Titans before he waived at the start of the season.
It wasn’t until four years later that he got another NFL opportunity when the Colts signed him to a contract in 2012. He returned to the team on a restricted contract last year before testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time this year.
In 2015, Freeman appeared in 13 games for the Colts and recorded 112 tackles, three sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown, a fumble recovery and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 linebacker out of 97 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 2016 Free Agents list.