News and Notes: Bears Add LB Iwuh, Ex-Bear McKie Signs With Saints, and Major Wright Is Still Unsigned
Iwuh came into the NFL in 2006 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Colorado. At the University of Colorado he recorded 216 tackles, 23 sacks, five interceptions and earned All-Big 12 Conference honors his senior year.
Iwuh played in 58 games with the Jaguars and started three of them. He made 61 special team tackles, which ranks third in Jaguars history and made 64 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in his limited playing time.
Iwuh will join Tim Shaw on special teams and make the Bears special teams that much better. Iwuh should compete for a reserve linebacker job.
He was released in April by the Jaguars and the Bears brought him in last week for a tryout and decided he would be a good fit on their special teams unit. The 6′0″, 236 lbs, Iwuh should be a solid player.
McKie Lands With The Super Bowl Champs:
In other news fullback Jason McKie signed a one-year deal with the reigning Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints today. He will compete with FB Heath Evans for the starting job. The Bears released McKie on March 16th and it took him a while to land with another team.McKie is now reunited with longtime Bear Alex Brown, who was also released by the Bears this offseason.
The Bears have all of their rookies under contract except their first pick, Major Wright. Wright has yet to sign his rookie deal, but expect him to sign very soon. When he was drafted, it was thought he would start opposite Chris Harris, but it looks like he will backup Harris at FS because he has been working with the second team with Craig Steltz during minicamp.
Danieal Manning and Chris Harris are expected to be the starters this season.