FRIDAY, 12:10pm: The Bears have made their signing of Unrein official, cutting defensive end Lavar Edwards to make room on their roster, tweets Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
THURSDAY, 9:00pm: The Bears are set to sign defensive lineman Mitch Unrein, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Unrein was cut loose by the Chargers on Thursday afternoon but it didn’t take him long to find work.
The former undrafted free agent signed a two-year deal with the Bolts worth $1.9MM this offseason, but his stay in beautiful San Diego did not last long. Unrein originally caught on with the Texans in 2010, and he soon found a home in Denver thereafter. The Wyoming product spent four seasons with the Broncos, making 54 appearances. He was relatively productive in 2012 and 2013, nearing 400 snaps in both campaigns while compiling a combined 40 tackles. He found himself in a reduced role in 2014, however, playing only 46 snaps in eight games.