Jeremiah Detmer

Bears Sign Daniel Thomas

The Bears took to Twitter to announce that they have signed running back Daniel Thomas and safety Sherrod Martin to one-year deals. In related moves, kicker Jeremiah Detmer, quarterback Pat Devlin, and tight end Jacob Maxwell have all been waived.

Thomas and Martin auditioned for Chicago on Wednesday and apparenty made a strong impression on the club. Thomas, a second-round pick in 2011, was initially displaced from the Dolphins when they added Knowshon Moreno last offseason. However, Moreno went down with a dislocated elbow in September, prompting Miami to reunite with the 27-year-old. In four seasons with Miami, Thomas has run for 1,480 yards off of 409 attempts, good for just 3.6 yards per carry. Last year he saw time in 12 games, rushing for 168 yards off of 44 carries, good for a 3.8 yard average on each try.

Bears To Sign 15 UDFAs

The Bears drafted just six players this weekend but agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents, per ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson.

  • Jonathan Anderson, LB, TCU
  • Qumain Black, CB, East Central (Okla.)
  • Bryce Callahan, CB, Rice
  • Shane Carden, QB, East Carolina
  • Jeremiah Detmer, K, Toledo
  • Jacoby Glenn, CB, Central Florida ($5K signing bonus, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune; Twitter link)
  • Chad Hamilton, OL, Coastal Carolina
  • Anthony Jefferson, S, UCLA ($5K signing bonus, per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun; Twitter link)
  • Cameron Jefferson, OL, Arkansas
  • Rick Lovato, LS, Old Dominion
  • Cameron Meredith, WR, Illinois State
  • Levi Norwood, WR, Baylor ($5K signing bonus, per Biggs; Twitter link)
  • Olsen Pierre, DL, Miami ($5K signing bonus, per Wilson¬†on Twitter)
  • John Timu, LB, Washington ($5K signing bonus, reports Wilson on Twitter)
  • Brian Vogler, TE, Alabama ($4,500 signing bonus, according to Wilson, via Twitter)