The Bears announced a one-year contract with veteran linebacker Geno Hayes, who played the last four seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bears also released receiver Max Komar.
A sixth-round pick, Hayes started 42 of 56 games at outside linebacker for the Bucs. He's 6 foot 1, 226 pounds, and he's a versatile player who also has been a contributor on special teams.
According to STATS, Hayes has a knack for stuffs, tackles of rushers for negative yards. He has 29.5 of those since entering the league in 2008, the second-most of any defensive player.
Hayes provides much needed veteran depth, given the number of young linebackers currently on the roster.