The Facts: Still looking for speed at wide receiver, the Bears signed Byrd, who caught 47 passes for 604 yards for the Patriots last season, to a one-year deal Tuesday.
Diehards Line:Byrd has played for three teams in as many years, including the Panthers in 2018 (one catch in eight games) and the Cardinals in 2019 (32 catches for 359 yards). Byrd has returned punts and kicks intermittently in his career, which started in 2015, when the Panthers signed him as an undrafted free agent out of South -Carolina. The 5-9, 175-pounder was used by the Patriots more last year than at any point in his career. He played 901 offensive snaps, up from a career-best 455 with the Cardinals. His speed will help him compete for a roster spot at a position with just one veteran addition this offseason, Marquise Goodwin. The Bears drafted receiver Dazz Newsome from North Carolina in Round 6 on Saturday.