Chester Taylor will stay in the NFC North.
The former Viking agreed to a four-year, $12.5 million contract with Chicago, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. $7 million is guaranteed in the first year.
The Bears are just getting their checkbook warmed up, with a deal for Julius Peppers on the way shortly.
Taylor’s contract, like the one for Kyle Vanden Bosch, includes a lot of front-loaded money in the uncapped year.
Look for Taylor and Matt Forte to split up the workload in Chicago next season. Both excel on passing downs; now the Bears just need to find someone that can block for them.
Somewhere, LaDainian Tomlinson is wondering why he can’t get any love.