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.