Bears GM Ryan Poles speaks out about free agent signing

The Chicago Bears made their first signings official during the first wave of free agency, including filling in some starting jobs and adding some lows.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles has officially added six new faces to Chicago’s roster since the start of free agency, including linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and TJ Edwards, as well as guard Nate Davis, defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker, running back Travis Home and quarterback PJ Walker.

Here’s what the Poles had to say about his first wave of free player signings (Note: PJ Walker’s signing hasn’t been announced yet.)

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“We are delighted to add Tremaine to our defense given his size, speed and the elite production he brings. We want to thank Todd France for helping us get him to Chicago.”

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“TJ is a great addition to our defense, particularly due to his experience and the speed and physicality with which he attacks the game. We want to thank Steve Caric for helping to bring him home to Chicago.”

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“We feel privileged to add Nate to our offensive line, bringing physicality and an elite run-blocking talent to that important internal position. We want to thank Alan Herman for helping us get him to Chicago.”

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“DeMarcus is a versatile addition to our defensive front, able to influence the game both in the pass rush and against the run. We want to thank David Canter for helping us get him to Chicago.”

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“Travis is an important addition to our team as he brings an experienced presence to our running back room and will be a key player for us on special teams. We want to thank Spencer Cannold for helping us bring him to Chicago.”

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