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Bears sign LB Dylan Cole to one-year deal

Thu Mar 23 10:53am ET
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The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Dylan Cole to a one-year contract on Thursday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team.

Cole, 28, recorded a career-high 64 tackles to go along with one sack in 15 games (eight starts) last season with the Tennessee Titans.

He has 147 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks in 61 games (nine starts) for the Houston Texans (2017-20) and Titans (2021-22).

He initially signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri State.

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