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Bellamy inks exclusive rights tender

Posted Apr 18, 2016

Bears receiver Joshua Bellamy has signed his exclusive rights tender for the 2016 season.

Bears receiver Joshua Bellamy has signed his exclusive rights tender for the 2016 season.

Josh Bellamy
Josh Bellamy

Bellamy appeared in all 16 games with three starts last season, catching 19 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. He also ranked second on the Bears with 10 special-teams tackles, recovered an opponent's fumble on a muffed punt and averaged 22.6 yards on five kickoff returns.

Bellamy originally joined the Bears in 2014, appearing in four games as a reserve. He entered the NFL with the Chiefs in 2012 as an undrafted free agent and played in three contests as a rookie with Kansas City. In 2013, Bellamy spent some time on the Chargers practice squad before appearing in five contests with the Redskins.

Last season was the first time that Bellamy caught a pass, started a game and returned a kickoff in the NFL.