Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears agreed to terms on a
one-year contract with defensive lineman Israel Idonije.
Idonije played nine years with the Bears before moving to the Detroit Lions
last season. In a reserve role, he recorded 11 tackles and a half-sack for
Detroit in 2013.
Idonije appeared in 134 games with 50 starts for the Bears from 2004-12. He
recorded 196 tackles and 28 1/2 sacks during that time.
The Chicago Bears terminated the contract of veteran wide receiver Earl Bennett on Tuesday.
Bennett, who's spent his entire six-year career with Chicago, appeared in 15
games with three starts last season and hauled in 32 passes for 243 yards and
A college teammate of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler at Vanderbilt, the 26-year-
old Bennett has racked up 185 receptions for 2,277 yards and 12 touchdowns
over 78 games with 29 starts, including a career-high 15 in 2009.
The Bears also agreed to terms on one-year deals with safeties Danny McCray
and Craig Steltz on Tuesday.
McCray comes to Chicago after spending his first four seasons in Dallas, where
he racked up 104 tackles, seven passes defensed and two interceptions over 60
games and made 10 starts for the Cowboys during the 2012 campaign.
Steltz, who's spent his entire six-year career in Chicago, played in 16 games
with one start last season. He recorded 14 tackles and one pass defensed while
adding 14 special teams tackles.