- Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Bears had been in contact with free-agent linebacker Derrick Brooks, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday, but they informed the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year that they intend to go with their younger players for now.
"They just want to take more time with their decision," Brooks said.
He is expected to contribute immediately on special teams.
Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com.
The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Tim Shaw.