The Bears on Friday signed veteran tight end Ryan Griffin to a one-year contract.
Griffin, 32, has appeared in 119 NFL games with 67 starts over nine seasons with the Texans (2013-18) and Jets (2019-21), catching 206 passes for 2,158 yards and 14 touchdowns.
"Ryan adds a veteran presence to our offense and tight end group, along with his toughness and a gritty style of play that will be a welcome addition to our team," said general manager Ryan Poles. "We would like to thank Eddie Johnson at Eastern Athletic Services for helping bring him to Chicago."
The 6-6, 255-pounder was selected by the Texans in the sixth round of the 2013 draft out of Connecticut. His most productive season came in 2016 in Houston when he set career highs with 50 receptions and 442 yards and scored two TDs.
In his first year with the Jets in 2019, Griffin caught a career-high five TD passes. Last season he played in 14 games with 12 starts, registering 27 receptions for 261 yards and two TDs.