The Bears will not be landing veteran cornerback Rod Hood.
His agent Joel Segal said last week that his client would have a new team some time this week, and he does. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Hood will sign a contract to play for the Cleveland Browns.
Hood visited the Bears last Thursday, just one of a handful of teams that pursued him in the last month after he was cut loose by the NFC champion Arizona Cardinals. Detroit and St. Louis were also believed to be in the mix, and Hood had visited Cleveland's rival in Cincinnati.
Hood is the second veteran cornerback the Bears have taken a close look at this offseason. They brought in Ken Lucas three weeks before the draft. He eventually signed in Seattle.
It could be the team is seeking a veteran presence with Corey Graham switched to free safety. Check back soon and will delve into the issue more.