The Bears added another wide receiver Saturday, signing former Titans wideout Kendall Wright to a one-year, $4 million contract according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
Wright, 27, comes to the Bears after five seasons with the Titans. He got off to a very productive start to his career with Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator. As a rookie, Wright had 64 catches for 626 yards and four scores.
In 2013, Wright had a breakout campaign with 94 receptions for 1,079 yards and two scores in 16 games (12 starts). The 5-11, 191-pounder had 57 catches for 715 yards and a career-high six touchdowns in 2014.
Since Mike Mularkey took over as head coach, though, Wright has fallen out of favor with the Titans' offense. He played in 10 games in 2015 and had 36 catches for 408 yards and three scores. This past season in 11 games and four starts, Wright had only 29 receptions and he was a healthy scratch in the season finale
Wright reunites in Chicago with Loggains and joins a wide receivers room that needs depth after losing Alshon Jeffery in free agency. The team is expected to release Eddie Royal, which would make Wright part of the top four wideouts with Kevin White, Cameron Meredith and Markus Wheaton, who signed a two-year contract on Friday.
Tackle depth added: The Bears signed offensive tackle Tom Compton to a one-year contract.
Compton, who turns 28 in May, played in all 16 games for the NFC champion Falcons last season as a reserve. He spent 2012-15 with Washington and started nine games in ’14.
In his five NFL seasons, Compton has appeared in 60 games. As it stands, the 6-5, 308-pounder would be the team’s top backup at tackle.