6 Former Bears Chicago Should Sign for a Reunion in Free Agency

Could the Bears bring back some familiar faces in 2024?

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5. Jakeem Grant, KR

This is a signing that wouldn’t cost much at all to make happen.

Jakeem Grant is a former Pro Bowl return specialist who spent the majority of his career with the Miami Dolphins. He was traded to the Chicago Bears in 2021 and played 11 games for them.

Grant had 18 punt returns for 250 yards with a touchdown as well as 493 yards on kickoff returns. That was enough to get him into the league’s all-star game that season.

In addition to his role as a returner, Grant was able to gain 139 yards and score two touchdowns on 19 receptions for Chicago and added 33 yards on five rushing attempts.

He then signed with the Cleveland Browns, who were hopeful he would jump-start their anemic return game. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen since he was lost for the year when he suffered an Achilles injury. He worked his way back in 2023 only to suffer a knee injury on his first preseason touch.

Once again a free agent, Grant isn’t going to command top dollar. He might not even have any suitors due to his recent injury woes. But if the Bears want to see if he has anything left in the tank, this would be a low-risk/high-reward move.