Martellus Bennett


The Bears added more depth to their tight end group when the team announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to a one-year contract with veteran Matthew Mulligan.


Colt Lyerla (TE), Oregon

6’4” | 242 lbs.

2013 stats:

2 REC, 26 YDS


6th/7th Round


When Phil Emery spoke openly after the 2013 season about the need to get younger on defense, that the Bears would go defense-heavy in the draft, the general manager was in fact laying out only a p


For the Bears to tie up heavy cap dollars in a weapons class that includes Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte, when there are greater needs for depth, is a stretch.


The Bears opened up free agency with a splash that was eerily similar to 2013 when the club signed tight end Martellus Bennett and offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod.