Former Chiefs DL Jaye Howard signs with the Chicago Bears

Howard could help anchor Chicago's run defense alongside Hicks, Goldman and Unrein.

| 3 weeks ago
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Former Chiefs DL Jaye Howard signs with the Chicago Bears

  • Jaye Howard, released by the Chiefs, is signing with Chicago on a one-year deal having visited the team recently.
  • Howard had been a productive run defender for the Chiefs in the NFL, but offers little as a pass-rusher and has only one season with more than 500 snaps to his name.
  • In 2015 – his best season – he posted seven sacks, 41 total pressures, 39 defensive stops and earned an excellent grade against the run.
  • Chicago had excellent play against the run in 2016 from Akiem Hicks (80.9 run defense grade), but NT Eddie Goldman played just 197 snaps with injury and Mitch Unrein’s run defense grade of 70.9 was a figure they could improve upon.


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  • Tim Edell

    I think he wins the starting DE job opposite Hicks unless my man Bullard shows enough in camp. I like the signing especially for a 1 year deal.

    • Andre Taylor

      Tim outside of this years draft, ive liked pretty much every move that GM Ryan Pace has made. Last years draft, plus picking up Pro-Bowl LG Josh Sitton. Even the moves Pace made this off-season were sound, strategic moves. There are alot of fans that don’t like QB Mike Glennon, but in 2014 in limited duty, he threw for over 2700 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 int’s. Glennon has a big arm, and has the ability to read defenses, step up in the pocket and make any throw. The Cleveland Browns sent out smoke screens, and rumors that they were looking to take QB Mitch Tribisky. Then rookie GM John Lynch bamboozled Pace into giving up good draft capital to move up one spot. Had Pace stayed at #3 and took Tribisky, then it wouldn’t be so bad. Now the picture is painted that he and HC John Fox aren’t on the same page, Glennon feels like he got kicked in the nuts. Pace’s decision cost the Bears picks that could have went to improving their roster. No matter what Pace does from here on out, if the Bears struggle, and or Tribisky turns out to be the dud i think he will be. Pace has set your Bears back 3 to 5 years. Mitch Tribisky and this whole situation reminds me so much of the Jaguar’s trading up and took one year starter out of Missouri Blaine Gabbert. Both the same size, coming from the same type of offense in college. Who just isn’t a starting QB in the NFL.