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Source: Bears to sign LB Iwuh

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Brian Iwuh will sign a contract with the Chicago Bears, according to an NFL source.


Chicago isn't expected to make an official announcement until it can release a player to make room on the roster for Iwuh, who will likely carve a niche with the Bears as a four-phase special teams contributor.

Iwuh caught the Bears' attention during a tryout over the weekend at minicamp,

A four-year veteran, Iwuh played 58 games in Jacksonville, starting in three before the club released him in April. In two starts at linebacker last season, Iwuh produced 17 tackles, including a game-high 12 in an Oct. 12 loss at the Seattle Seahawks. Iwuh has tallied 64 career tackles as a linebacker.

Iwuh has also posted 61 special teams tackles, which ranks third in Jaguars franchise history.

Michael C. Wright covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com.