Bears sign Armanti Edwards, Micheal Spurlock

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The Bears now longer have Devin Hester on the roster to return punts and kickoffs and they are reportedly adding a couple of players who could compete for those openings.

The team announced that they have signed veteran free agent wide receivers Armanti Edwards and Micheal Spurlock. They also released wide receiver Dominik Hixon with an injury settlement after Hixon tore his ACL and waived linebacker Tana Patrick.

Edwards was a third-round pick of the Panthers after playing quarterback at Appalachian State. He played the position well enough to win consecutive Walter Payton Awards as the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision, but the move to wideout didn’t bear much fruit in Carolina. Edwards caught five passes in parts of four seasons with the Panthers and had one more catch in two games with the Browns last season.

He did see time as both a kickoff and punt returner, although he wasn’t much more impressive in those roles. Spurlock has been more effective with five career touchdown returns, including two with the Chargers in 2012.

11 responses to “Bears sign Armanti Edwards, Micheal Spurlock

  1. As a Bears fan, I’d be a lot more excited if those two guys were safeties.

  2. Panthers gave Edwards every chance to succeed. I don’t think he’s the answer to any Bears questions.

  3. So the Pats just signed our ex James Anderson and dropped our ex Marc Harrison maybe we will bring him back in to compete since I still think his ceiling is higher then who they have brought in

  4. I’d like to see the Bears try Edwards at QB also. He was one of the greats in his division in his draft year, but the leagues (and his agent’s) fear of mobile 6 foot QBs pushed him out of his best position. And now, his size is not out of line with some very successful QBs. Unfortunately, his experience is, however.

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