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Chicago Bears Sign Former Bears RB David Montgomery


Chicago Bears Sign Former Bears RB David Montgomery
Cale Clinton
15 Mar 2023, 01:57am

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery

The Detroit Lions are set to sign former Chicago Bears running back to a three-year deal worth $18 million, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Montgomery’s contract guarantees him $11 million.  

The Chicago Bears drafted Montgomery 73rd overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, appearing in 60 games over his time with the Bears. Montgomery has recorded at least 200 carries in each of his four seasons, with 2022’s 201 carries the fewest in his career.

Montgomery posted a career-high 66 rushing DYAR in 2022, good for 25th among qualified running backs. He also posted a second-best 33.9% receiving DVOA among running backs, reeling in 40 catches for 316 yards.

Acquiring Montgomery likely means the Detroit Lions are out on free agent running back Jamaal Williams. In his second year with the Lions, Williams posted a career-best 78 DYAR en route to a league-leading 17 rushing touchdowns.

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