Bears sign LB DeDe Lattimore to two-year extension

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The Bears have signed one of their defensive reserves and special teams contributors to a new deal.

Chicago has extended linebacker DeDe Lattimore’s contract through 2016, the team said Friday.

Lattimore appeared in 10 games for Chicago in 2014, notching five special teams tackles, per club statistics. A South Florida product, Lattimore signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent last May. Lattimore turned 24 on Friday.

The Bears also made a coaching staff move Friday, retaining wide receivers coach Mike Groh, the team said. He has served as Chicago’s receivers coach the last two  years. He previously was an assistant at the University of Alabama.

4 responses to “Bears sign LB DeDe Lattimore to two-year extension

  1. I liked what I saw out of him, Christian Jones and this kid could be the Bears start to the LB core rebuild. Greene, Bostic and McClellin all need to a chance too, it will be interesting to see these 3 guys in a 3-4 defense. It’s a start, I like that the staff already signed a LB, that’s a great sign!

  2. @raiderufan –

    Oh, they got the memo.
    They NEVER tackled during games last year.
    10 yard comfort zone at all times – that’s the Mel Tucker way….

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