Report: Travis Homer agrees to two-year deal with Bears

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The Bears lost David Montgomery. They are adding Travis Homer.

Homer has agreed to a two-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Homer, 24, was a backup running back and core special teams player for the Seahawks for four seasons after they made him a sixth-round selection.

He played a career-high 27 percent of the offensive snaps in 2022, while playing 50 percent of the special teams snaps. Homer played 67 percent of the special teams snaps in 2021.

In his career, Homer has 135 touches for 917 yards and three touchdowns.

13 responses to “Report: Travis Homer agrees to two-year deal with Bears

  1. Bears are getting a solid player. Great 3rd down back that knows how to pick up the blitz.

  2. Sorry he wasn’t retained. Solid player. Great special teams & backup RB. He had moments where I felt he was going to move into a bigger role, but it wasn’t too be. Good for him to get a chance to test the market. Wish him luck.

  3. He’s been signed as special teams depth. They aren’t likely seeing him as a Montgomery replacement. They’ll likely look to the draft to do that.

  4. Solid football player, special teams, one of the best pass blocking running backs in football, good hands but maybe below average running the ball.

  5. Interesting (to me, at least) that the Bears had this special teamer all lined up for when Montgomery walked out the door. No offense to Homer but he doesn’t seem to be a guy who a team needs to move fast to sign.

  6. Blitz pickups by RBs were a big problem for the Bears last year, only adding to the pass protection troubles of their bad OL. Montgomery was the only guy in the RB room who could pass protect worth a damn but he doesn’t have the explosiveness Getsy wants. Homer is a relative no-name but seems to be a good fit for what the Bears want to do under the new regime, and the price was right. Wishing him the best as a Bear.

  7. The GM has signed a bunch of ok players on offense so far so bad . Where is the difference makers where are the OL ? Fields will be chased before he finishes his dropback just like last year.

  8. I liked Homer, but he is undersized and I disagree about him picking up the blitz. He got a little better last year but he is just too small most of the time and tends to get run over. His best usage was as a pass-catching RB, although my seahawks aren’t great at setting up the screen..

  9. Bummer. I always have a soft spot for the utility-guy and special-teams specialists. Homer is quick, runs good routes out of the backfield, can hit, can return kicks/punts. Wish him the best!

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