The Bears on Thursday signed receiver David Moore and cornerback Greg Stroman Jr. to one-year contracts. They were both free agents who participated in this week's voluntary minicamp on a tryout basis.
Moore has appeared in 50 NFL games with 14 starts over five seasons with the Seahawks (2017-20), Broncos (2021) and Packers (2021). He has caught 78 passes for 1,163 yards and 13 touchdowns and averaged 8.8 yards on 21 punt returns.
The 6-0, 215-pounder was selected by Seattle in the seventh round of the 2017 draft out of East Central University, a Division II school in Ada, Okla. After appearing in just one game as a rookie, he played in 46 of a possible 48 contests with 14 starts over the next three seasons from 2018-20.
Last year Moore participated in just three games, two with the Broncos and one with the Packers. He also spent parts of the season with the Panthers and Raiders.
Moore was informed that the Bears wanted to sign him after practice Thursday when he was in the Halas Hall cafeteria about to eat lunch.
"It's just a blessing," Moore said. "I've been at the house just hoping, waiting on a call, just an opportunity to get a chance to play football. The week was going great and I had high hopes, and then after practice they told me to wait around, that they were going to sign me."
Moving forward, Moore intends to show Bears coaches "how much I love the game and how excited I am to play for this team."
Moore is ultra-excited to follow in the footsteps of his second cousin, James Allen, a Bears running back from 1998-2001 who rushed for 1,978 yards and four touchdowns on 515 carries while appearing in 50 games with 27 starts.
Stroman, meanwhile, was chosen by Washington in the seventh round of the 2018 draft out of Virginia Tech. He appeared in 20 games with three starts over three seasons. As a rookie, Stroman played in 15 contests and recorded 38 tackles, one interception, four pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.
Injuries limited Stroman to one game in 2019 and four contests in 2020. He spent parts of last season on the practice squads of the Bills and Rams.
Stroman hopes to make the most of his chance to earn a job with the Bears.
"I'm just excited and pumped, ready to go to work," he said. "It's an opportunity and I'm looking forward to taking advantage of it."
Stroman hopes to show Bear coaches "that I'm hungry and ready and willing to put in the work to contribute to the team in any way."