Report: Bears to sign Mitch Unrein after release by Chargers

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Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein won’t be without a job for long after having his contract terminated by the San Diego Chargers on Thursday.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Unrein is flying to Chicago and is expected to sign with the Chicago Bears.

Unrein played for current Bears head coach John Fox with the Denver Broncos from 2011-2014 before signing with the Chargers this offseason. Unrein appeared in each of the first two games for San Diego and recorded just one tackle before being released on Thursday.

Unrein will add depth to a Bears defensive front that has yet to record a sack through the first two weeks of the season.