A former Tampa Bay linebacker finally has found work in the NFL.
And his name isn’t Derrick Brooks.
The Bears, who flirted with Brooks earlier in the year, have signed Cato June, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
June won a Super Bowl with the Colts in the weakside position of the Tampa Two defense, a stats-friendly assignment that puts the player in position to make a ton of tackles.
After capturing a championship, June signed a so-so deal with the Bucs, who included him in an offseason purge of veterans. June then signed with the Texans, and he eventually landed on injured reserve with a broken forearm.
He apparently was released from injured reserve at some point thereafter, making him a free agent.
In Chicago, June might help shore up a bad defense. But isn’t it a little too late for that?