The Bears sign WR / KR / PR Damiere Byrd for a one-year deal. Details of the contract have not yet been disclosed.
Bird entered the league as an unrealized free agent in 2015, signing with Carolina Panthers. He played in Carolina from 201
After limited production in Carolina, Bird began exploding in Arizona in 2019 with 32 catches for 359 yards and one touchdown. In 2020, he became Cam Newton’s main target in New England, catching 47 of his 77 goals for 604 yards and a touchdown.
In 2020, his most productive games resulted in 132 (HOU), 80 (KC), 72 (SEA) and 65 (NYJ) yards. Bird has returned 14 shots in his career for an average of 8.1 yards. He has returned 14 kicks in his career for an average of 25.2 yards and one result.
Bird played his college ball in South Carolina and is a notable athlete on the field.
Between Bird, Darnell Mooney, Dazz Newsome and the Marquise Goodwin, the Bears are now one of the fastest-receiving corps in the NFL. They also have many options for both kickback and kickback points.