Bears add safety Earl to fill void

Updated: March 21, 2009, 11:48 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The Chicago Bears have added much-needed depth at the safety position, but had to dig into the past to fill the void.

Chicago has reached a contract agreement with free-agent safety Glenn Earl, who hasn't played in the NFL the past two seasons. Earl will sign a one-year contract, believed to be worth the veteran minimum salary of $620,000.

Once a promising defender, Earl had his career seemingly cut short in the final preseason game of 2007, when he suffered a Lisfranc ...

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