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Report: Bears sign former Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton

Report: Bears sign former Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton

The Bears' offense added a weapon at receiver, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport

The Bears agreed to terms with former Steeler Markus Wheaton Thursday evening. Although the Mike Glennon deal is not official yet, bringing in Wheaton gives the Bears' new quarterback another option out wide. It also softens the blow from losing Pro-Bowler Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles earlier in the afternoon. 

Wheaton, 26, has racked up 107 receptions, 1,508 yards and eight touchdowns during his four-year NFL career. His best season came in 2015, when he caught 44 passes for 749 yards and five scores. 

Last year, Wheaton's year ended prematurely with a shoulder injury that forced him to miss 13 games. In the three games Wheaton did play, he reeled in four passes and one touchdown.

By bringing in another receiver, the Bears' receiving core gains some much needed depth. Wheaton will join Cam Meredith and, if he can stay healthy, Kevin White as top targets heading into the 2017 season. 

George Halas, Mike Ditka among three Bears named to NFL 100 All-Time Team

George Halas, Mike Ditka among three Bears named to NFL 100 All-Time Team

The Chicago Bears continue to be well-represented on the NFL 100 All-Time Team with three more additions to the roster Friday night: George Halas (coach), Dan Fortmann (offensive line) and Mike Ditka (tight end).

Halas' Bears coaching career spanned four decades and 324 wins. As the founder of the Bears and one of the NFL's original owners, his name is synonymous with the history of the league.

Halas is one of 10 coaches who will be selected to the All-Time Team. The coaches revealed so far include Bill Belichick, Tom Landry, Chuck Knoll, Vince Lombardi, Curly Lambeau, Joe Gibbs and Paul Brown.

Ditka was one of five tight ends chosen for the historic roster after a career that included five Pro Bowls in six years with the Bears. He last played for Chicago in 1966 but still holds the team records for career receptions, yards and touchdowns for a Bears tight end. He's also one of the franchise's all-time greatest personalities after leading the Bears to their only Super Bowl win as head coach in 1985.

Forttman, a seven-time Pro Bowler in the late-30s and early-40s, played guard for the Bears and was named to the 1940s All-Decade Team.

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Will Mitch Trubisky continue his hot run?

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Will Mitch Trubisky continue his hot run?

Ben Finfer, Ricky O'Donnell and Cam Ellis join Laurence Holmes on the panel.

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18:30 - Rick Hahn says the White Sox are better at the end of the Winter Meetings than they were at the beginning of it. So what's the next move that will make them even better?

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