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Report: Bears tender Josh Blackwell, Andrew Brown

Peter King reflects on his conversation with Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles and concludes that teams would have to 'blow him away' in order to make a deal for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The Bears placed exclusive rights tenders on defensive back Josh Blackwell and defensive lineman Andrew Brown, Jason Fitzgerald of reports.

Blackwell played 16 games, with one start, before finishing Week 18 on injured reserve. He played 133 defensive snaps and 245 on special teams.

He made 23 total tackles with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Blackwell originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent before the Bears claimed off him waivers during cuts after the preseason.

Brown played 79 defensive snaps in five games late last season after the Bears signed him off the Cardinals’ practice squad. He totaled one tackle.

He also has played for the Bengals, Texans and Chargers.