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Bears retain safety Chris Prosinski

The Bears on Friday brought back one of their own free agents, agreeing to a one-year contract with safety Chris Prosinski.

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Safety Chris Prosinski appeared in the final 13 games of the 2015 season with the Bears.

Originally signed by the Bears last Sept. 29, Prosinski appeared in the final 13 games with five starts in 2015, recording 32 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble on defense and nine tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams.

Prior to his arrival, Prosinski had played in 56 NFL games with nine starts over four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2011-14) and Philadelphia Eagles (2014).

Prosinski was signed by the Bears last year primarily to help shore up a special-teams unit that had allowed kickoff return touchdowns in back-to-back games. But the veteran safety also contributed on defense.

After playing in six games as a reserve, Prosinski made his first start of the season last Nov. 22 against the Denver Broncos in place of the injured Antrel Rolle and registered six tackles and his first career sack.

In his second start four days later in Green Bay, Prosinski tied for the team lead with nine tackles and produced a key takeaway with his first career forced fumble in a 17-13 Thanksgiving night win over the Packers.

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