The Bears continued to make over their roster Tuesday by picking up wide receiver Josh Bellamy and tight end Matthew Mulligan.
Bellamy was picked up off waivers. He was cut by the Washington Redskins last weekend.
Bellamy was an undrafted free agent out of Louisville when he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent time with the Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, and Washington practice squads. He has played a total of eight games in the NFL.
If he makes the team, Bellamy will most likely be used on special teams. He has five kickoff returns for 101 yards, and has four tackles on special teams.
Mulligan has been with the league for six seasons. He was also an undrafted free agent. He came out of Maine. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins, and has also played for the New York Jets, St Louis Rams, and New England Patriots.
Mulligan has played in 65 games (24 starts), catching 16 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
Mulligan has also been a special teams contributor over his career. Last season, however, due to injuries and legal troubles with Patriots’ tight ends, Mulligan played a significant time with the offense.
Mulligan’s addition adds some depth to the tight end position. The Bears used backup lineman Eben Britton as an extra tight end.
The two pickups put the total number of signings by the Bears this offseason to 31. Sixteen of those signings have been new players. Emery has continued his offensive gameplan to make the Bears a playoff contender. We’ll see if these additions and the draft bring some celebrations come this postseason.