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Bears add two more safeties: Cowboys’ Danny McCray and returnee Craig Steltz
The Bears continued to add depth at safety Tuesday, signing the Cowboys’ Danny McCray and re-signing Craig Steltz to one-year deals.
McCray started 10 games at strong safety in 2012. But he took a pay cut to stay with the Cowboys last season, making roughly $700,000. He had eight tackles last season.
Steltz, who has been with the Bears since 2008, recorded 21 tackles last season. He started one game at strong safety last season, when Major Wright suffered a hamstring pull.
Last week, general manager Phil Emery said the Bears would continue to add safeties, hoping to build a culture of competition on defense.
“We’re going to keep looking at this roster, and if we find a skill or trait in a player at a position that is better than what we currently have, we’re going to sign him and we’ll release another player,” he said. “We’re going to keep working the roster to improve the level of competition so we get better as a team.
“We’re definitely going to look at the safety position, continue to look at it extensively in the (free agency) market and the draft and post-draft.”