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Danny Trevathan Reportedly Will Sign with Bears

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Danny Trevathan #59 of the Denver Broncos reacts after recovering a fumble against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Timothy RappFeatured Columnist IVNovember 27, 2016

Linebacker Danny Trevathan, who was one of the top defensive free agents on the market this offseason, reportedly has agreed to a contract with the Chicago Bears, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the move.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post initially reported the Bears' interest in Trevathan on Tuesday, though the Bears weren't the only team interested in Trevathan.

On Tuesday, Schefter reported that the Atlanta Falcons were aggressively pursuing Trevathan.  Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that the Tennessee Titans were a team to watch as well. Renck named the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins as teams that could be in play for Trevathan prior to the deal.

Trevathan, 25, finished the 2015 season with 109 tackles, two interceptions and a defensive touchdown. It was a bounce-back season for the linebacker, as injuries limited him to just three games in 2014.

His versatility—he has thrived in both 4-3 and 3-4 schemes—and his ability to stay on the field for all three downs will make him a big addition for the Bears.


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