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Bears sign Tom Zbikowski

The Colts' Zbikowski tackles Buffalo's Jones during an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Indianapolis Colts defensive back Tom Zbikowski (R) tackles Buffalo Bills wide receiver Donald Jones (19) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Indiana November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Brent Smith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Tom Zbikowski is heading home to Chicago.

Zbikowski, a free agent safety who was born and raised in the Chicago area, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears.

A 2008 third-round draft pick of the Ravens out of Notre Dame, Zbikowski played four seasons for the Ravens before following his old defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano to Indianapolis and signing with the Colts last year. Zbikowski was a starter for the first 11 games of last year in Indianapolis before his season was cut short by a knee injury.

Zbikowski will most likely back up Major Wright at strong safety in the Bears’ secondary.