Merely a pair days after procuring and selling Anthony Miller to the Houston Texans, the Chicago Bears occupy added yet another huge receiver to the roster before every thing up of working towards camp.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bears are signing former Atlanta Falcons huge receiver Justin Hardy.
Hardy, a former fourth-round raise in 2015, carried out four seasons with the Falcons. All by his time with Atlanta, Hardy totaled 95 catches for 946 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Hardy also has experience returning punts and kickoffs with the Falcons, serving primarily as a punt returner. In 2018, Hardy returned 20 punts for 147 yards with a protracted of 18 yards.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2021
With the uncertainty surrounding kickoff and punt returners for the Bears, Hardy might maybe well additionally seemingly secure a possibility to compete for the punt returner job. Rookie Dazz Newsome, who is currently on the PUP list as he recovers from a broken collarbone, also has experience returning punts.
Fellow rookie running reduction Khalil Herbert is the favourite to advance kickoffs for Chicago.