Things for the Chicago Bears haven’t been quiet after the NFL regular season ended.
After finishing 3-14, the team was looking to shake things up in Chicago.
Their first shake-up came with the naming of Kevin Warren as their new CEO.
While most stories have been around him and the Bears holding the first overall pick in 2023, they have some roster moves to talk about.
The latest roster move comes from the signing of wide receiver Joe Reed.
#Bears roster move:
We have signed WR Joe Reed to a Reserve/Future contract.
— Bears Communications (@BearsPR) January 19, 2023
Reed is a former return man for the Los Angeles Chargers, who the team drafted in 2020.
While the former fifth-round pick played in 2020, he was only a practice squad member in 2021 and 2022.
His rookie season with the Chargers saw him play in 11 games.
In those 11 games, he had no receptions on one target and 29 rushing yards on five rushes which yielded a touchdown.
However, his playing time was mostly on special teams, where he had 21 kick returns for 464 yards.
His longest return was for 46 yards, while he averaged 20.7 yards per return.
While the signing isn’t a monumental move, it might signal the Bears are looking for a new kick returner.
Jones had some issues last season with fielding punts, which cost them several games.
Because of his early issues with handling punts, the team might feel Reed is a better option.
While it might not seem like much, the Reed signing could be something more when the 2023 season begins.