Moving On

Two former Bears caught on with new clubs on Tuesday, while a third is still weighing his options on the open market.

When Chris Chandler was released he said he wanted to play for three more seasons. The 38-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Rams on Tuesday.

Chandler started 13 games for Chicago before being released last week. He opted for his release rather than taking a pay-cut. The deal with St. Louis included a $300,000 signing bonus.

This is the second stint with the team for Chandler in a career that is heading into its 17th season. It appears that Chandler will be the Rams third quarterback behind Marc Bulger and Kurt Warner. All three have been to the Pro Bowl and Warner is a two-time league MVP.

The Atlanta Falcons added depth at receiver Tuesday when former Bear Dez White signed a two-year, $2 million contract.

The Bears decided White was too inconsistent to be a starter and let him leave via free agency. In four seasons he started 31 of 45 games he played in. White had just 8 touchdowns on 155 catches for 1,754 yards.

White is returning Atlanta, where he played as a Wide Receiver for the Yellow Jackets. The Chicago Bears selected him out of Georgia Tech in third-round of the 2000 draft.

The receiver visited the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals and spoke briefly with Kansas City before deciding to sign with Atlanta. White will compete with Brian Finneran for a starting spot opposite Peerless Price.

Making the rounds
Warrick Holdman has visited with several teams since being released by the Bears earlier this month. It still appears the Washington Redskins are the favorite to sign the linebacker considering the ties to Greg Blache, who is now on Joe Gibbs staff. Holdman also met with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

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