In need of depth at linebacker, the Bears are bringing former Bears linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa to Halas Hall for a workout, league sources have told the Sun-Times.
Tinoisamoa, 30, is an eight-year NFL veteran who started 12 games for the Bears in 2009-10, including 10 starts last season. He also played for Lovie Smith as a rookie with the Rams in 2003. Tinoisamoa has been an effective player when healthy, but has struggled with injuries in recent seasons.
Tinoisamoa started at strong side linebacker last season, but suffered a knee injury and was replaced by Nick Roach in the last four games. Roach has been the starter this season. But the Bears have little NFL experience behind their starters at linebacker. Their backup linebacker are Brian Iwuh, who has four career NFL starts and rookie Dom DeCicco.