Barkevious Mingo agrees to one-year deal with Bears

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Linebacker Barkevious Mingo has played for five teams the past five seasons, and he just agreed to terms with a different team than the previous five.

Mingo will sign a one-year, $1.187 million deal with the Bears, with $887,000 fully guaranteed, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans had interest in keeping Mingo and made an offer, Wilson adds, but Mingo opted to go to Chicago.

Mingo, 29, spent his first three seasons in Cleveland after the Browns made him the sixth overall choice. He then went to New England in 2016, Indianapolis in 2017, Seattle in 2018 and Houston last season.

Mingo appeared in 16 games but made only one start in 2019. He saw action on 73 defensive snaps and 318 on special teams.

In his seven seasons, Mingo has 220 tackles, 10 sacks, 14 pass breakups, an interception and five forced fumbles.

12 responses to “Barkevious Mingo agrees to one-year deal with Bears

  1. Bears continue to abuse free agency by adding retreads… through the draft and use free agency to supplement….. not the other way around.

  2. This is what happens when you mismanage the cap and blow your draft picks….am I right Mr. Pace????

  3. Ryan Pace is signing anybody he can to try to save his job. All these one year deals are being signed because he knows that if the Bears miss the playoffs this year. He’s gone. Period. So desperation is the name of game for Pace and Nagy….

  4. Hating on pace? Go be a packers fan! It’s not 85 anymore!! Ditka sucked in New orleans, singletary made the 9ers a laughingstock. Rivera got fired in Chicago and carolina.

  5. Good move by Pace. The salary is appropriate for the position and expected contribution as a backup. Too many haters on here don’t understand the meaning of adding depth in a limited free agent market.

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