The Bears have recognized their weakness at the wide receiver position, and have been aggressive in filling that need in free agency on Friday. I knew they needed wideouts, I just didn't know they needed Cowboys' wideouts, specifically. First they reportedly came to terms with Roy Williams, and now they have signed Sam Hurd, according to Calvin Watkins at ESPN.
"I'm excited about this, no hard feelings towards Dallas," Hurd told ESPNDallas. "It's a job and it had nothing to do with the Cowboys. I would love to play for the Cowboys but I've always loved the city of Chicago and what the Bears stood for."
Hurd very likely moved on to the Bears because it gave him a greater opportunity to play wide receiver. He was blocked in Dallas by Miles Austin and Dez Bryant among others, and mostly relegated to just special teams service. But in Chicago, the competition for playing time is much more open.
Hurd originally signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2006. In four years in Dallas he compiled 45 catches for 630 yards and two touchdowns. But he is listed at well over six feet, so he should help with the re-tallification of the Bears wide receiving corp.
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