Bears hosted former Eagles DB Kevin Byard on a visit ahead of NFL free agency

The Bears moved on from Eddie Jackson, and with new defensive coordinator Eric Washington wanting to play a certain style, the team is hosting Kevin Byard on a visit.

Byard was the 23rd highest graded safety in the NFL according to PFF, and finished the year with career highs in tackles (122) and solo tackles (80) in 16 regular-season games.

Byard began the year with the Titans before being traded to the Eagles.

Despite playing only ten games for Philadelphia, Byard finished fourth in tackles, recording 75 after the move.

Philadelphia could have negotiated a restructured or reworked deal, but the $14 million cap hit was too high for a player who made no game-changing plays during his stint.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire