PRO CAREER: Appeared in 28 games (3 starts) in four seasons with Kansas City (2012), Washington (2013) and Chicago (2014- 15), hauling in 19 receptions for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns... Coming off of career highs in every major receiving category: receptions (19), yards (224) and touchdowns (2)... Has 5 kickoff returns for 113 yards (22.6 avg), 13 STTs and 1 opponent fumble recovery on a muffed punt.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Kansas City Chiefs (4/30/12)... Waived by the Chiefs (8/31/12)... Signed to Kansas City's practice squad (9/1/12)... Signed to the Chiefs active roster (12/8/12)... Waived by Kansas City (8/31/13)... Signed to the San Diego Chargers practice squad (9/10/13)... Waived by the Chargers (11/19/13)... Signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad (11/21/13)... Signed to the Redskins active roster (11/26/13)... Waived by Washington (4/5/14)... Acquired from waivers by the Chicago Bears (4/8/14)... Waived by Chicago (8/30/14)... Signed to the Bears practice squad (9/1/14)... Signed to Chicago's active roster (9/13/14)... Waived by the Bears (9/22/14)... Signed to Chicago's practice squad (9/23/14)... Signed to the Bears active roster (12/8/14)... Re-signed with Chicago (4/18/16). SIGNED through 2016
2015 SEASON: Saw action in all 16 contests starting 3 (Games 12, 15-16) at WR, notching 19 receptions for 224 yards (11.8 avg) and 2 touchdowns (all career highs)... Added 10 STTs, which ranked 2nd on the Bears, and an opponent fumble recovery on a muffed punt... First NFL catch was a 48-yard TD in Game 2... First Bears player since Brian Urlacher on 12/23/2001 at Washington to have his first career reception go for a touchdown... Frist Bears player since WR Marty Booker on 11/14/1999 vs. Minnesota to have his first career reception for a touchdown of at least 48 yards (Bookers touchdown reception was 57 yards). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-3
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2014 - Appeared in 4 contests for Chicago (Games 2 & 14-16) on offense and special teams... Saw one passing target but did not record a reception... Spent first week of season on Bears practice squad before being elevated to 53-man roster prior to Game 2 at SF... After being waived prior to Week 3, spent Weeks 4-14 on Bears practice squad before being elevate back to 53-man roster on Dec. 8. 2013 - Appeared in 5 games for the Redskins... Also spent time on their practice squad. 2012 – Spent time on the Chiefs practice squad before being elevated to their active roster... Appeared in 3 games, notching 5 kickoff returns for 101 yards (20.2 avg).
COLLEGE: Played in 26 games (17 starts) in two seasons at Louisville... Compiled 53 catches for 681 yards (12.8 avg.) with 7 TDs... Prior to his arrival at Louisville, played at Butte Community College where he caught 80 passes for 1,307 yards (16.3 avg.) with 17 TDs, marking a school record... Saw action on both sides of the ball at wide receiver and cornerback as a senior... Played in 13 games with 4 starts, 3 at WR, 1 at CB... Caught 24 passes for 280 yards (11.7 avg.) with 2 scores and recorded 10 tackles... As a junior, appeared in 13 games (9 starts)... Recorded 29 receptions for 401 yards (13.8 avg.) and tied a team-high with 5 TDs... Added 5 kickoff returns for 120 yards (24.0 avg.).
PERSONAL: Played at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, FL.
Bears receiver Joshua Bellamy has signed his exclusive rights tender for the 2016 season.
Despite a rocky road that includes being released six times by four different teams, Bears receiver Joshua Bellamy remains determined to chase his NFL dream.
Wide receiver Josh Bellamy speaks with the media Monday at Halas Hall.
Bears quarterback Matt Barkley finds wide receiver Joshua Bellamy for a 24-yard gain in the third quarter during Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Special teams aces Josh Bellamy and Sherrick McManis demonstrate some of the technique it takes to contribute on special teams to voice of the Bears, Jeff Joniak on Bears Confidential.
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