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Roster Moves: Bears add backup quarterback Tyler Bray

Posted Mar 16, 2018

The Bears on Friday agreed to terms with quarterback Tyler Bray on a one-year contract. Bray spent the past five seasons with the Chiefs, working with Bears head coach Matt Nagy.

The Bears on Friday agreed to terms with quarterback Tyler Bray on a one-year contract.

The 26-year-old spent his first five NFL seasons as a backup with the Chiefs, where he worked with first-year Bears head coach Matt Nagy.

Bray has appeared in only one game, failing to complete his only pass attempt last year in Kansas City's season finale. He spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons on injured reserve.

Bray entered the NFL with the Chiefs in 2013 as an undrafted free agent from Tennessee, where he passed for 7,444 yards and 69 touchdowns in three seasons.

Like new Bears No. 2 quarterback Chase Daniel, who played for the Chiefs from 2013-15, Bray figures to serve as a valuable resource for promising second-year starter Mitchell Trubisky as he learns the new system.

Bray is the seventh free agent from another team to join the Bears since the start of the new league year Wednesday. He follows Daniel (Saints), receivers Allen Robinson (Jaguars) and Taylor Gabriel (Falcons), tight end Trey Burton (Eagles), kicker Cody Parkey (Dolphins) and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch (49ers).