If the Bears deem it necessary to go out and find some help on special teams, the club is believed to be at least considering veteran Khary Campbell, who was cut loose by the Houston Texans at the end of the summer.
Campbell was the leading special teams player for the Washington Redskins for the last five seasons, and fits what the Bears seek in a linebacker as he's a little undersized at 6-2, 224 pounds. Campbell can run, and the Bears might view him as a better backup at multiple positions on the defense than Darrell McClover, who they have had before. Of course, McClover knows the system, knows the coaches and could fit in seamlessly after a two-week stint during preseason.
The Bears have also had contact with Tim Shaw, who was cut by Jacksonville. Scout.com first reported the interest, and the club made calls this morning and last night. Shaw is also drawing interest from two other clubs. Special teams is expected to be an issue for the Bears with the wave of injuries that have hit as roles for Nick Roach and Hunter Hillenmeyer will be significantly reduced with them moving into the starting lineup. Add in the knee injury to cornerback Trumaine McBride, and Dave Toub's unit has taken a hit. Campbell could help them in all phases. The Bears are also believed to be considering Derrick Brooks, according to league sources. Brooks, 36, would not be help for special teams.