Bears sign CFL receiver Andy Fantuz

Updated: February 4, 2011, 2:42 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears signed Canadian Football League standout wide receiver Andy Fantuz on Friday to a reserve/future contract.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Fantuz led the CFL in 2010 with 1,380 yards on 87 catches to go with six touchdowns.

Fantuz, who worked out for the Bears in January, played the last five seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, racking up 276 receptions for 4,136 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Fantuz, 27, was the third overall pick of the 2006 CFL draft.

"Hey everyone, I just signed a contract with the Bears today," Fantuz posted to his Twitter account. "I want to thank everyone for all of your support."

Michael C. Wright covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

Michael C. Wright

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