Nov 4, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Bears corner back Sherrick McManis (27) blocks the punt by Tennessee Titans punter Brett Kern (6) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US Presswire

Bears Free Agency News: Sherrick McManis Re-Signs To 1-Year Deal


The Chicago Bears continued to bolster their special teams on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the Bears re-signed cornerback Sherrick McManis to a one-year deal. The Bears acquired McManis in a trade prior to the 2012 season with the Houston Texans.

While McManis does provide depth for the Bears at the cornerback position, McManis’ main contributions to the team is as a special teams player. McManis has a total of 25 special teams tackles over the course of the past two seasons and that mark is the most for any Bears special teams player over the course of that period.

Special teams play was a concern for the Bears last season. That is why general manager Phil Emery has wasted no time in addressing the Bears special teams in the off-season. With the signings of Jordan Senn, Domenik Hixon, Danny McCray and the re-signings of McManis and Craig Steltz, Emery is determined to give special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis a better crop of players than he had last season.

McManis will be entering his fifth year in the NFL in 2014.

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