The Bears on Monday signed linebacker Keith Browner, Jr. to a reserve/futures contract.
Browner's father and two uncles all played in the NFL. His dad, Keith Brower, was a defensive end and outside linebacker for five seasons with the Buccaneers (1984-86), Raiders (1987), 49ers (1987) and Chargers (1988). His uncle, Ross Browner, was a defensive end for 10 seasons with the Bengals (1978-86) and Packers (1987) after winning the Outland Trophy at Notre Dame. Another uncle, Joey Browner, was a six-time Pro Bowl safety in 10 seasons with the Vikings (1983-91) and Buccaneers (1992).
Browner is the 10th player the Bears have signed to a reserve/futures contract. The other nine were all members of the team's practice squad in 2015: Cornerback De'Vante Bausby, quarterback Matt Blanchard, center Cornelius Edison, running back Paul Lasike, receiver Marcus Lucas, linebacker Danny Mason, receiver Nathan Palmer, tight end Gannon Sinclair and guard Martin Wallace.