Emery says Bears remain work in progress
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears’ overhaul on defense is underway. General manager Phil Emery says the work is far from finished.
Big issues still need to be addressed after a flurry of moves this week that included luring defensive end Lamarr Houston from the Oakland Raiders and releasing eight-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers.
Emery said Wednesday that the work is “not going to stop” and that the recent signings are just “a step.”
The Bears agreed to a five-year contract with Houston, a two-year deal with former Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants safety Ryan Mundy and one-year contracts with linebackers Jordan Senn and D.J. Williams while releasing Peppers on Tuesday. On Wednesday, they brought in former Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings on a one-year deal.