It took a bit longer than expected, but the Bears finally made a move at safety.
The team is signing free agent Tashaun Gipson to a one-year deal:
Gipson started 14 games for Houston last year, but a back injury ended his season early. The 29-year-old has played for three teams over a eight-year career. He was drafted by the Browns in 2009 before moving on to Jacksonville in 2016. He signed a three-year deal worth upwards of $22.5 million with the Texans before last season but was released by the team on April 27.
Gipson has 23 interceptions in 112 games, along with 450 combined tackles and three touchdowns. He'll be the presumptive starter next to Eddie Jackson, despite the team re-signing Deon Bush to a one-year deal back in March. It's Ryan Pace's second free agent signing of the day, as the team signed wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to a one-year deal on Thursday morning.