The Bears are re-signing DL Mario Edwards to 3-year deal

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The Chicago Bears continue to bring back their own players with just days before the new league year begins.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Bears are re-signing defensive end Mario Edwards to a multi-year deal.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that it’s a three-year deal for Edwards.

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Edwards signed with the Bears last summer after he was cut from the New Orleans Saints when rosters were trimmed. He appeared in 15 games last season, totaling 17 tackles, four sacks, and one pass deflection. He became a crucial role player on the defensive line as the season wore on. Edwards Jr. did have some hiccups along the way, however.

In December, the veteran was charged with assault on a female in North Carolina while the Bears were preparing to take on the Panthers during an October weekend. A month later, the NFL suspended Edwards for the first two games of the 2021 season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

The Edwards deal is the latest extension for the Bears, who have already brought back kicker Cairo Santos and punter Pat O’Donnell earlier in the week. NFL free agency officially begins on Wednesday.

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