Sherrick McManis re-signs with Bears

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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.

8 responses to “Sherrick McManis re-signs with Bears

  1. I’m a fan of Emery seeing a desperate need on defense and addressing it. While I’m not a big fan of the Peppers release while first-round busts like McClellan at the same position still get a paycheck, but at least they’re trying to build depth at this point.

  2. Another special teamer. Look at it this way – your offense is likely going to be top 6-8 in yards and points scored. If you can get that awful defense from 2013 to improve to 17th/18th in points allowed, rushing defense and maybe 9th to 12th in turnovers and maybe 19th-20th in sacks (all upgrades) and you can actually cover some kicks/punts, you got a chance.

  3. @jsharris54

    You’re missing the point on Peppers/McClellin. Emery has not looked at that situation and thought to himself “Hmm, I really like Shea McClellin better than Julius Peppers…bye Julius!”

    Peppers was going to be a MASSIVE hit on on the salary cap. While the Bears would actually take a larger salary cap hit by cutting McClellin than by keeping him.

    Neither cutting Peppers, nor keeping McClellin had anything to do with talent evaluation.

  4. I have not heard much about Corey Wootton recovering from offseason hip surgery.
    I think if he becomes healthy soon the Bears will resign him as well to add more depth on the D line.
    Patrick Mannelly is another player I would like to see return. Long in the tooth but all he does is play catch between his legs. Did he have off season ACL surgery?
    Go Bears

  5. McManis is a solid ST guy, so re-signing him is a good move. I would hope they bring back Wooten and Mannelly, and – big wishful thinking here – find a way to get Jared Allen.

  6. I think Mannelly is coming back as long as he is healthy, he’s only going to cost $570k against the cap, so he’ll be resigned.

    I hope Wooten is resigned, but I doubt the bears are going to sign any other big name players this offseason, they just don’t have the money. Next year, Cutler’s cap hit goes down $7 million and Pepper’s $8+ million in dead money are gone so they can make a bigger move. I’m sure some of that money is earmarked in resigning Marshall and giving Jeffery a new deal, but they’ll still have money left over.

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