The Bears are discussing a three-year deal with linebacker Mason Foster, according to Jen Lada of CSNChicago.com (on Twitter). Foster, she adds, as been a free agent target for the Bears since the beginning of the process.
The Buccaneers free agent was also a target of the Dolphins, but it sounds like he’s Chicago-bound instead. For his part, Foster wanted to stay put in Tampa Bay if possible.
“I definitely want to stay in Tampa,’’ Foster said back in December. “Both my sons were born in Tampa. I’ve got a lot of ties down here, and I love Tampa. It would be great. It would be amazing to stay here. But football is a business so you know there’s a chance you won’t be here.’’
Foster, 26, appeared in ten games for the Bucs last season and started all of them. In that time, he recorded 62 total tackles and three pass deflections. Foster also impressed with 105 tackles in 2012 and 92 tackles with three interceptions and two sacks in 2013.