The Bears have again looked to an NFC North rival with an eye on fixing a leaky defense.
According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Lions defensive end Willie Young has reached a three-year, $9 million agreement with Chicago. The contract contains $3.95 million in guarantees, with $2 million to sign, USA Today reports.
Young could start opposite of new Bears end Lamarr Houston in Chicago’s 4-3 front. The 28-year-old Young started 15-of-16 games for Detroit in 2013, notched 47 tackles and three sacks. Young (6-4, 251) ranked 95th on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100.
Young is the second 2013 defensive starter from a division foe to join the Bears in as many days. On Thursday, the Bears added Packers safety M.D. Jennings, who was tendered as a restricted free agent.