Bears sign TE Steve Maneri

The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with tight end Steve Maneri.

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with TE Steve Maneri on a two-year contract today.

The 6-7, 280-pound Maneri has appeared in 19 games with nine starts over two seasons (2011-12) with the Kansas City Chiefs after entering the NFL with the Houston Texans in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Temple University. He spent a majority of the 2010 regular season on the New England Patriots practice squad.

During his time in Kansas City, Maneri had six receptions for 52 yards. In 2012, he started eight of 13 games played while helping block for Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles who was fourth in the NFL with 1,509 rushing yards.

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