A second Bears player this offseason was signed to an offer sheet on Friday afternoon.
According to multiple reports, the New Orleans Saints have signed Bears' restricted free agent wide receiver Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's a two-year deal worth $9.6 million — $5.4 million guaranteed — with incentives.
In 2016, Meredith had 66 receptions and 888 receiving yards while catching four touchdowns — when Saints wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson was with the Bears. Heading into last season, he was the Bears' top wide receiver, but a torn ACL in the team's third preseason game ended his year before it even began.
Looking to give Mitch Trubisky some more weapons in his sophomore season, the Bears went out and signed Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel. The Bears would surely like to bring back Meredith to play on the opposite side of Robinson, and they will have five days to match the offer.
Last month, the Green Bay Packers signed cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet, but the Bears matched the four-year, $56 million deal.
Will Ryan Pace & Co. do the same for the 25-year-old wide receiver?