The Chicago Bears will report to training camp in Bourbonnais on Wednesday, and they will do so with two new faces on the roster as they signed David Carter and A.J. Cruz to contracts.
Cruz’s deal was for three years, and Carter inked a one-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.
The Bears also announced that they were placing linebacker Jonathan Brown on waivers to make room on the 90-man camp roster.
Carter, a defensive lineman, didn’t play in the NFL last season after spending the previous three years with the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. He has appeared in 35 career games, recording 30 tackles and a sack.
As for Cruz, the wide receiver has spent the last two seasons in the Arena Football League, including this season with the Arizona Rattlers. Cruz returned kicks and played receiver for the team, scoring a combined 14 touchdowns (six returns, five TD receptions, and three rushing TD’s) and playing a key role in the team’s offense.