The Bears on Thursday signed linebacker Dylan Cole to a one-year contract.
Cole, 28, has appeared in 61 games with 9 starts throughout his six-year NFL career. He spent his first four years in the league with the Texans after signing with Houston as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri State in 2017.
During his time with the Texans, Cole compiled 67 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, one touchdown, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. Cole mainly saw action on special teams, playing at least 62 percent of the unit's total snaps each year in Houston.
Cole became the first rookie in NFL history to record at least five total tackles, a sack and an interception returned for a touchdown during a single game, doing so against the Titans on Oct. 1, 2017.
The Missouri native spent the last two seasons with the Titans as one of their top special teams contributors. Cole also played 43 percent of Tennessee's defensive snaps last year.
Cole played in 24 games with eight starts with the Titans, totaling 80 tackles and five tackles-for-loss. In 2021, he recorded a career-best 10 special teams tackles, which ranked third on the team, and added a forced fumble.
Cole is the Bears' 10th free-agent singing since the new league year began March 15. He will reunite with Titans teammates Nate Davis and DeMarcus Walker, both of whom signed with the Bears last week.