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Bears sign Rod Wilson

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As expected, the Bears signed Rod Wilson on Thursday to shore up their shortage at linebacker.

Wilson played 28 games after the Bears picked him in the seventh round of the 2005 draft and averaged better than a special-teams tackle per game.

He played with the Bucs last year.

Hunter Hillenmeyer was placed on IR earlier this week because of a concussion and Nick Roach has a hamstring injury that could sideline him against the Cowboys.

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Rod Wilson wasn't a bad signing, he'll help out on special teams and is at least familiar with Chicago's cover-2 scheme having been in it early during his career, he'll add nice depth.

As far as the starters at linebacker, it doesn't get any better than Urlacher and Briggs, what worries me is the depth, especially with Hillenmeyer out for the season and Nick Roach nursing the sore hammy, Chicago's pretty thin at the position right now. Reserve Brian Iwuh looked good during the pre-season, he backs up Briggs and probably Tinoisamoa with Roach being down, and Rod Wilson will probably back up Urlacher. With Hillenmeyer down, Chicago can't afford any more injuries at the position, and needs Nick Roach to return, that would give the Bears Roach, Iwuh, and Wilson as depth. It will ne nice to get Roach back but the Hillenmeyer injury was a blow depth wise, his understanding of the Bears defense made him a nice #2 option at MLB for Urlacher GO BEARS!!

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