Bears sign journeyman defensive end Austen Lane


Austen Lane is getting another chance to write another chapter.

The veteran defensive end is signing with the Bears today, according to a tweet from his agent.

Lane earned as much notice last year for writing about the emotions of getting cut as he did for his play on the field.

He had a two-week stint with the Lions after spending some time with the Chiefs. He spent his first three years in the league with the Jaguars, and his release there prompted him to dabble as a writer.

Now, he’ll get a chance to earn a check as a football player again.