The Bears signed restricted free-agent linebacker Nick Roach to a one-year tender, the team announced Monday. Terms were no disclosed.
Roach started all but one game last season while filling in for injured starters Pisa Tinoisamoa and Brian Urlacher. He finished the season with a career high 82 tackles, including 10 for loss, three forced fumbles and two sacks.
Roach is expected to compete with Tinoisamoa, who recently re-signed, for the starting job at strong-side linebacker during training camp.