The Bears on Friday signed receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert to a reserve/future contract.
Williams-Lambert spent the 2018 season in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was named the West Division most outstanding rookie after catching 62 passes for 764 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games.
The 6-3, 228-pounder originally entered the NFL with the Saints in 2016 as an undrafted free agent from Ball State. He spent his entire rookie season on New Orleans’ practice squad and was later waived/injured in August 2017.
Williams-Lambert was born in Chicago, but he attended high school in Indianapolis. He is the 13th player the Bears have signed to a reserve/future contract this month, including the third from the CFL. The Bears previously added two linebackers from the CFL-champion Calgary Stampeders, Jameer Thurman and James Vaughters.
Thurman appeared in 35 games with the Stampeders the past two seasons, recording 134 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and 29 special-teams tackles. Thurman is a Chicago native who attended Proviso West High School and Indiana State.
Vaughters played in 33 games with Calgary in 2017-18, registering 50 tackles, 11 sacks and eight special-teams tackles. He’s a Georgia native who played collegiately at Stanford.
The other 10 players the Bears have signed to reserve/future contracts all spent part or all of the 2018 season on their practice squad: Running back Ryan Nall, receivers Tanner Gentry and Cyril Grayson, offensive linemen Dejon Allen and Willie Beavers, defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson, linebacker Josh Woods, and defensive backs John Franklin III, Michael Joseph and Jonathon Mincy.