On Thursday, the Chicago Bears completed their three-day minicamp. Following the workouts, the team made a pair of transactions. The Bears signed wide receiver David Moore and cornerback Greg Stroman Jr. to one-year deals.
Both players participated in the minicamp on a tryout basis.
David Moore comes to the Chicago Bears as an NFL journeyman. His five-year career has consisted of stints with the Seahawks (2017-20), Broncos (2021), and Packers (2021). Moore has played in 50 NFL games with 14 starts over five seasons, catching 78 passes for 1,163 yards and 13 touchdowns. On special teams, he averaged 8.8 yards on 21 punt returns. His skill set may remind Bears fans of Jakeem Grant Sr.
Now that he is signed, Moore said he wants to show the Bears coaches "how much I love the game and how excited I am to play for this team."
Moore doesn't have to look far up the family tree to be excited about joining the Monsters of the Midway. His second cousin is James Allen, who played for the Bears from 1998-2001. Allen rushed for 1,978 yards and four touchdowns on 515 carries during his time in Chicago.
Greg Stroman Jr.
In 2018, Washington used its seventh-round pick on Greg Stroman Jr. In his rookie season, he tallied 38 tackles, one QB hit, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 15 appearances. Injuries plagued his 2019 and 2020 seasons, however. In 2021, he bounced between the Buffalo Bills and LA Rams practice squads but never made an NFL roster.
"I'm just excited and pumped, ready to go to work. It's an opportunity and I'm looking forward to taking advantage of it," Stroman Jr. said upon signing.
The 26-year-old is a low-risk, high-reward signing for the Chicago Bears. Given his age, he could still have a bright NFL future ahead of him if he is able to stay healthy.