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Safety Ryan Mundy agrees to two-year deal with Bears
The Bears started to address their concerns at safety, agreeing to terms with safety Ryan Mundy on a two-year deal on Tuesday.
The safety position quickly became an issue for the Bears as the struggles of Chris Conte and Major Wright mounted in 2013. Conte is signed through the 2014 season, while Wright is a free agent and is unlikely to return. Reserves Craig Steltz and Anthony Walters also are available in free agency, which also creates holes on special teams.
Mundy isn’t one of the top-tier safeties on the free-agent market. He’s only started 14 of 80 games played over five seasons with the Steelers (2009-12) and the Giants (2013), Mundy also lost his starting spot to Will Hill last season with the Giants.
But he does add depth, experience and ultimately more competition to a position that needs it.
Mundy set career highs in games started (nine), tackles (70) and tackles for losses (four). He also had an interception, two pass break-ups, a fumble recovery and seven tackles on special teams.