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Bears Add Secondary, Special Teams Depth With Davontae Harris Signing

The Bears added four-year veteran CB Davontae Harris to their secondary on Friday morning to bring some depth to the roster.

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Entering the 2022 NFL season, the Chicago Bears have questionable depth at the cornerback position. Aside from budding star Jaylon Johnson and rookie Kyler Gordon, the Bears don’t have a ton of proven veterans in that portion of the secondary. However, the team added depth to the spot on Friday morning. Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Bears are signing fourth-year corner and special teamer Davontae Harris.

Harris has played for five different NFL teams in his career. In 2018, Harris spent time in Cincinnati before joining the Denver Broncos for a season-plus. After a successful 2019 campaign, he had stints in 2020 with Denver and the Baltimore Ravens. In 2021, Harris’s fate was similar as he split the season with the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers.

The 27-year-old’s best season came in 2019 with the Broncos. Harris appeared in all 16 games that season and recorded 35 total tackles and defended three passes. Outside of 2019, he has not appeared in more than 11 total games in any season.

It’s uncertain whether Davontae Harris’s presence will make a big difference in the Chicago Bears’ secondary. However, in a game full of injuries and uncertainties, depth is a necessary trait for every NFL team. In the Bears’ case, Harris brings an experienced cornerback and special teamer to a young roster. At worst, he is exactly what the Bears could use. At best, he replicates a season similar to the one he put together back in 2019 with the Broncos.

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