The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with S Brandon Meriweather on a one-year contract, the team announced.
Meriweather, who was released by the New England Patriots on Saturday, was selected in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Patriots.
Named to the Pro Bowl the last two seasons, Meriweather has started 40 of 64 career games played over four years, compiling 244 tackles,12 interceptions, 27 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two sacks.
All 12 interceptions have come over the last three seasons, tied for fourth most in the NFL by a safety during that span.
Meriweather will provide the Bears with solid depth behind starting safeties Chris Harris and Major Wright. He’s also capable of moving inside as a slot cornerback in nickel situations.