The Chicago Bears have signed former Miami Dolphins TE Dion Sims to a three-year contract.
The deal is worth $18 million, with $10 million guaranteed. That is starter money folks.
Sims played four seasons with the Dolphins. He had a career-high 26 catches in 2016 for 256 receiving yards and 4 TDs.
Sims (6-4, 271) is a quality edge blocker who should provide a boost in the run game. The size of his contract means the Bears also believe he can serve as the team's No. 1 pass-catching tight end.
The club still has Zach Miller under contract but the 32-year-old is injury prone and in his final season with the Bears. Sims gives the team a long-term option at the position.
Former Bears TE Logan Paulsen signed with the San Francisco 49ers today.