The Chicago Bears brought in a host of potential additions at the linebacker position this week, including Bryan Kehl and Zac Diles, according to Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright of ESPN Chicago. The Bears are looking for depth at the position behind starters Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher and Nick Roach.
Kehl, 27, has been a back-up linebacker in the NFL for the past four years since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of BYU. Drafted by the New York Giants, he spent his first two years there before being traded to the St. Louis Rams extremely early in the 2010 season. He left the Rams after this past season. He's made five starts in his career, recording 57 tackles, one sack and one interception.
Diles, 26, split the 2011 season between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a back-up. But from 2008-2010, he made 20 starts at linebacker for the Houston Texans, emerging in his second year after being drafted in the seventh round in 2008. In his career, he's recorded 163 tackles, three forced fumbles and a sack.
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