The Chicago Bears have been lacking defensive production ever since Brian Urlacher retired and Lance Briggs left town. It looks like they are getting some reprieve on that side of the ball by signing former Denver Bronco linebacker Danny Trevathan.
Trevathan becomes the third Bronco to leave in the last two days and the second defensive player to join another team. ESPN’s Adam Scefter reports that he will soon finalize a deal to become a Bear for at least the 2016 season.
Bears are signing former Broncos LB Danny Trevathan, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
After his 2013 season that saw him record three interceptions and 105 tackles, Danny Trevathan’s 2014 season was cut short with an injury. He came back last season and had a great year for the Broncos, recording 73 tackles, two interceptions, and six pass deflections to help the team to their first Super Bowl victory since 1999.
The Bears have not had the same intimidating defense they had a little over a decade ago. They hope that Trevathan will be the start of something amazing for them going forward.
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