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The Bears today announced the signing of weak-side linebacker Geno Hayes formerly of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Hayes a four year veteran of the NFL has racked up a pretty decent resume in his time in Tampa and could wind up competing with Nick Roach for the starting strong side linebacker spot.
From the Chicago Bears' official release:
Hayes has started 42 of 56 games played at weakside linebacker for Tampa Bay over four seasons (2008-11) after being selected by the Bucs in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. The 6-1, 226-pound linebacker out of Florida State has collected 334 tackles (231 solo), 36 tackles for losses, seven sacks, four interceptions – including one returned for a touchdown, 16 pass break ups, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his NFL career. He has added nine special teams stops and a blocked punt which he returned for a touchdown.
Hayes has 29.5 stuffs - a tackle of a rusher for negative yards – according to STATS, second most i...
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The Chicago Bears have signed free agent guard Chilo Rachal, according to a tweet by Ian Rapoport earlier today.
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The Chicago Bears added some linebacker depth on Thursday. The Bears agreed to a one-year contract with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Geno Hayes. Hayes, a Florida State University product, was not retained by the Buccaneers after a poor performance in the 2011 season, eventually being benched towards the end of the Buccaneers dismal 2011 season. Hayes was signed to provide depth...
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms on a contract with free-agent linebacker Geno Hayes on Thursday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hayes collected 64 tackles and one interception in 16 games last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 24-year-old Hayes has recorded 257 tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions in four NFL seasons.
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