Antrel Rolle, Chicago Bears reach three-year deal


Veteran safety Antrel Rolle is headed to Chicago after five years with the New York Giants.

The Bears announced Wednesday that Rolle has signed a three-year contract. The deal is worth $11.25 million with $5 million in guarantees, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via agent Drew Rosenhaus.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Rolle appeared to lose a step in 2014. He's still a tangible upgrade on Chris Conte, who will reportedly sign with the Buccaneers.

Rolle has missed just one game in the last nine years and was recently hailed by Tom Coughlin as one of the best team leaders he has ever coached. The 32-year-old was ranked No. 45 on Around The NFL's list of the Top 101 Free Agents.

This is a quality signing for new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who inherited a secondary hampered by back-end coverage issues since former All-Pro Mike Brown was in his prime more than a half-decade ago.

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