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Bears expected to sign Rod Wilson

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It appears linebacker Rod Wilson will re-sign with the Bears today.

Even if the Bears were exploring a trade, Wilson is a security blanket, given the lack of quality players available.

A seventh-round pick of the Bears in 2005, Wilson tallied 34 tackles in 28 games for the Bears in 2006 and 2007. Wilson suffered a broken arm in the 2008 preseason, and he was waived/ injured by the club.

He was eventually picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he notched three tackles in eight games for the Bucs last season. He spent part of training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars before he was released.

Wilson takes the roster spot vacated by Hunter Hillenmeyer, who was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Hillenmeyer suffered a concussion during the third preseason game and he was cleared to play during the season. But, he became ill during the season opener last Sunday.

UPDATE: Wilson's agent, David Canter, said on his Twitter account that his client is signing with the Bears.

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