Worrell Gone, Signs With Fish

The Bears are starting to look dangerously thin at safety as backup Cameron Worrell signed a free agent contract with Miami on Thursday. Todd Johnson is also a free agent and not expected to be back. Worrell's departure only solidifies the speculation that the Bears will be selecting at least one safety in next month's NFL Draft.

Per the Dolphins:

The Miami Dolphins today signed safety Cameron Worrell to a two-year contract as an unrestricted free agent from the Chicago Bears.

Worrell originally entered the league as an undrafted college free agent with the Bears in 2003. Since that time, he has played in 43 regular season games, all in a reserve role. He has totaled 20 tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles. In addition, he has been one of the leaders on Chicago's special teams units, where he has amassed 45 stops, including 28 in 2006, which tied for the team lead. He missed all of the 2005 season while on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

The 27-year-old Worrell was a two-year letterman at Fresno State (2001-02) where he was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection as a senior when he registered 106 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and five interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown from his safety spot. He also played one season (2000) at Fresno City Junior College. Born December 14, 1979, Worrell played both running back and safety at Chowchilla (CA) High School.

"Cameron comes from a winning program with the Chicago Bears, a team that has made the playoffs the last two years and was in the Super Bowl this past year," said Miami head coach Cam Cameron. "Not only will he give us good depth at the safety position, but he also will be a key performer for us on special teams, where he was one of the Bears' top players this past season. Along with the addition of Joey Porter yesterday, we have been able to add two players to our roster who have been a key part of successful teams and have played in the last two Super Bowls."

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