Chicago Bears sign Kevin Pierre-Louis to 1-year deal
The Chicago Bears have signed linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis.
According to the Bears’ official Twitter account, the team signed Pierre-Louis to a one-year deal on May 8.
We have signed linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis to a one-year contract.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 8, 2019
The Chicago Sun Times’ Patrick Finley wrote about Pierre-Louis’ signing on Wednesday.
The 6-foot, 230-pounder will join his fourth team in as many years. He signed a two-year, $5.25 million contract with the (New York) Jets last offseason, but the team declined his second-year option in favor of keeping $2 million in cap space.
Bears coach Matt Nagy is familiar with the 27-year-old Boston College alum, having coached him in 2017 wth the (Kansas City) Chiefs.
It was Pierre-Louis’ best season – he had a career-high 35 tackles, including six in the Chiefs’ playoff loss to the (Tennessee) Titans.
Finley foresees Pierre-Louis playing in Chicago’s special teams unit if he makes the roster cut. He was in 182 special teams plays with the Jets in the 2018 NFL season.
— Windy City Gridiron (@WCGridiron) May 9, 2019
The Seattle Seahawks selected Pierre-Louis in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has made 57 appearances with the Seahawks, Chiefs, and Jets in the past five seasons.
Pierre-Louis most productive season was in 2017, the same year Nagy was the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs. The former recorded 35 tackles and helped Kansas City win the AFC West division that year.
Pierre-Louis received a one-game suspension last season for misdemeanor marijuana possession when he suited up for the Chiefs, per the Chicago Sun Times.
Can Kevin Pierre-Louis help the Chicago Bears win the Super Bowl in February? It should be interesting to find out.