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John McCargo joining the Bears

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Former first-round draft pick John McCargo is heading to Chicago.

McCargo, a defensive tackle who was taken by the Bills with the 26th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Although McCargo lasted five seasons in Buffalo, he was generally considered a disappointment as a first-round pick, starting just one game in Buffalo. McCargo signed with Tampa Bay last season and was released by the Buccaneers last week.

The Bears, who have been trying to add defensive tackle depth, will also sign DeMario Pressley, who played one game at defensive tackle for the Panthers last season. McCargo and Pressley will compete for a roster spot to join a defensive tackle rotation in Chicago that includes Henry Melton, Matt Toeaina and Stephen Paea.

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8 Responses to “John McCargo joining the Bears”
  1. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 11, 2012 6:36 AM

    An Irishman in Chicago, the fans will love it

  2. dspyank2k11 says: May 11, 2012 9:17 AM

    how the heck is he still in the league?

  3. mindcrime401 says: May 11, 2012 9:36 AM

    To say he “lasted” in Buffalo for 5 years is an understatement. The Bills had a trade with Indy done a few years ago, but jackwad failed his physical with a bad back and Indy returned him. Nothing about that pick was good.

  4. ralphwilsonisrich says: May 11, 2012 10:04 AM

    The guy has been off for five years. Doesn’t want to play!

  5. theralph2012 says: May 11, 2012 11:10 AM

    This man was bad at playing football. Thats it.

  6. bearsfan4life says: May 11, 2012 4:15 PM

    I have a hard time believing this is an upgrade over Anthony Adams.

  7. lilmiddle78 says: May 11, 2012 10:55 PM

    I’m guessing this guy is gonna be a big body for camp and ultimately be competing for a spot on the practice squad.. From what I’ve seen of this guy he was just never good enough, or maybe never commited enough to play on Sundays, but he’s a big athlete who could probably provide a good look as a member of the Bears practice squad.

    I read that the Bears were talking to Tommie Harris about rejoining the DT rotation, I’d like to see that over these two jokers getting any snaps on Sundays!! Tommie can’t do what he used to do as a Pro Bowler for the Bears but I think he’s still capable of providing a spark here & there as a part of a 4 man DT rotation..

  8. chicagoclarence1126 says: May 17, 2012 8:59 PM

    What is emery doing. We already signed that o limeman trash from san fran now we are doing it again.

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