The Bears signed a pair of safeties on Tuesday and they remained focused on the secondary Wednesday.
The team announced that defensive back Sherrick McManis has re-signed with the team. McManis was acquired in a trade with the Texans before the 2012 season and has played in 27 games for the Bears over the last two seasons.
McManis’ return is likely to have more of an impact on special teams than on defense. McManis saw just 12 snaps on defense for the Bears last season, but saw plenty of time in the kicking game. His work on that front is likely what earned him a chance to return to Chicago for the 2014 season.
The Bears have also re-signed cornerbacks Charles Tillman and Derrick Martin this offseason to go with the re-signed Craig Steltz and new arrivals M.D. Jennings, Danny McCray and Ryan Mundy at safety.