Bears, Idonije agree to 1-year deal

Free-agent defensive end Israel Idonije has agreed to a one-year

contract with the Bears.

The move was announced on Thursday.

Idonije had five sacks last season after contributing eight in

2010 – his first year as a starter – but remained a key figure on

defense. Re-signing Idonije is the latest move in a busy week for

the Bears.

They traded for Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall and signed

backup quarterback Jason Campbell along with special-teams

contributors Blake Costanzo and Eric Weems. They also re-signed

cornerback Tim Jennings, tight end Kellen Davis and quarterback

Josh McCown.