Bears sign safety Antrel Rolle to three-year deal
Rolle's contract is worth $11.25 million with $5 million guaranteed, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ProFootballTalk.com.
[daily_cut.nfl]Rolle, 32, spent the last five seasons and started every game with the New York Giants after beginning his career in 2005 with the Arizona Cardinals. In 2014, he recorded 87 tackles, nine pass deflections, three interceptions and one forced fumble. Over his 10-year career, Rolle has 799 tackles, 26 interceptions, eight forced fumbles, four sacks and four defensive touchdowns.
Rolle is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All Pro selection. The Cardinals selected him eighth overall in the 2005 NFL draft. Rolle signed a five-year, $37 million deal with the Giants in 2010.
With Rolle leaving the Giants, New York has only one defensive starter remaining from its Super Bowl XLVI victory in 2012: defense end Jason Pierre-Paul.
Earlier Wednesday, Rolle appeared to tease his signing with the Bears while posting a screenshot to Instagram of an Orbitz.com email advertising flights to Chicago.
The Bears also reportedly signed former San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal to a three-year deal on Wednesday, in addition to confirming the signing of former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Pernell McPhee.
- Mike Fiammetta