The Chicago Bears have been searching for competency at the backup tight end position since trading Martellus Bennett early in the off-season. That search continues today, as the Bears have waived TE Khari Lee and signed TE Logan Paulsen.
Paulsen (6-5, 258) was an undrafted free agent out of UCLA in 2010. He's played the past five seasons with the Washington Redskins.
Paulsen has started 42 games during his NFL career and has been used primarily as an edge blocker. His best pass-catching seasons came in 2012 (25-308-1) and 2013 (28-267-3). He missed all of 2015 after breaking his toe. He was released by the Redskins on Saturday.
Paulsen and Greg Scruggs, both of whom are better blockers than receivers, are the only two tight ends on the roster behind starter Zach Miller.