January 27, 2021


Bears sign 10 players to futures contracts

Futures contracts can be given to anyone who was not on the 53-man roster

The Bears signed 10 practice squad players to reserve/futures contracts, keeping them on the 90-man roster heading into 2021.

The list includes: receiver Rodney Adams, defensive back Marqui Christian, defensive back Xavier Crawford, offensive lineman Dieter Eiselen, tight end Jesper Horsted, receiver Thomas Ives, defensive tackle LaCale London, linebacker Ledarius Mack, defensive back Teez Tabor and offensive lineman Badara Traore.

Futures contracts can be given to anyone who was not on the 53-man roster. They are usually at the league’s minimum salary and don’t count against the team’s salary cap until the new league year begins in March.

Most of the players signed Monday had been with the Bears since before the 2020 season. Mack is the brother of Pro Bowl outside linebacker Khalil Mack.

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for Shaw Media. He also contributes to high school football coverage at Friday Night Drive. Sean has covered various sports at the amateur, college and professional levels since 2012. He joined Shaw Media in 2016.