With only one of their second tier of cornerbacks under contract, the Bears added size and depth at the position on Monday with the signing of former Cowboy and Buccaneer LeQuan Lewis.
Lewis, 5-11, 193 pounds, played in eight games last season, three with the Cowboys, but was released the day after the Dallas loss to the Bears in which Lewis failed to make the stat sheet for the second time in three games.
He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played five games with an interception, four tackles and a pass defensed. The Bucs waived him last week.
Lewis was a 2011 undrafted free agent out of Arizona State. He signed initially with the Tennessee Titans but was released before opening day. In 2012 he bounced from the Oakland Raiders to the New York Jets and then to Dallas in September.
The Bears have roster room. Starters Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman are signed through this season but only Sherrick McManis beyond that. Kelvin Hayden and D.J. Moore are both free agents and Moore is not expected to re-sign.
Bears get taller, deeper at CB
CSN Chicago | Feb 12